The Christian trusts God to provide. The Prayer of the Day summarizes this Sunday:
God reveals his mighty power chiefly in showing mercy and kindness.
God feeds hungry mouths and hungry souls with his gifts of grace.
When we bring our problems to Jesus, he will richly supply all we need.
A saint is one who is holy. As God sees a believer in Christ, he sees them as holy. However, this is not because of anything they have done. Rather, God sees Christ's holiness which God credits to our spiritual account through faith. On this Sunday of the church year we remember those saints who have gone before us and now rejoice eternally at God's side, while we also look forward to joining them in the end.
The certain hope of eternal life with God is founded on the sacrificial death and victorious resurrection of Christ. God had promised this ancient hope in the Garden at the dawn of time. God had carried the ancient hope in his Word through the ages. How did the disciples fail to anticipate the resurrection? How did the teachers and people of Israel fail to see the Messiah God had promised and delivered? They let their wants and cultural expectations color their view of Scripture, and hope was lost. But God restored this ancient hope by raising Jesus from the dead and pointing his people back to his promises.