By Steve Nicholas
Hope is something we all need and never want to lose. Hope gets us through the darkest days and loneliest nights. Hope let's us know that all will be good. Hope brings relief to pain. Hope gives understanding in uncertainty. Hope is searched for by all, but only found in one place. Hope looks like the empty cross of a resurrected King. Hope is spelled J-E-S-U-S. This hope is received by some, but offered to all. When you accept the invitation to a life of daily hope in Jesus Christ; the burdens, pains, and questions of this world will become lessons, healings, and answers from heaven.
1 Peter 1: 3-6 is a perfect description of this living hope found in Jesus:
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials."
In these times of unrest and violence in our nation, please pray for everyone who has not yet accepted the invitation to hope, love, and eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ.
Thanks and God bless.
Tue, June 28, 2016