Living and Lasting Hope Beyond the Horizon

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” 1Peter 1:3 ESV

When I retrospectively ponder at all that God has done in my life… I am just floored and humbled.  What a wonderful Savior! God has given every believer a sweet melody of thanksgiving to sing at the top of our lungs.  He has rescued us from our own demise.  A death sentence that we had rightly incurred.  God is the creator and sustainer of all the cosmos! Yet, He is also Christ’s intimate, loving Father and through faith in His death to pay our blood penalty, his burial that put sin to death and His resurrection that defeats that death—He looks at us as on Jesus.  We too are made pure and right like Him and the God of the heavens becomes our daddy and personal friend.  This is such an amazing gift! His mercy and kindness towards us—the ones who rejected and spat at him—us sinners!  It is just out of this world!

In this world, we may find temporary avenues of satisfaction, little roller coaster thrills and moments when all is well that our hopes are high. They might not be bad things, just fleeting things.  Sooner or later, in this life, we may find that things don’t work out as we hoped or would have liked.  We may get bored of the latest attraction that brought us a quick relive from the mundane and the burdens of our world.  However, God never disappoints us if we find joy in Him as the Bible reveals Him to be.  God’s Word tells us that He has caused Christians to be born to a living hope.  This hope does not EVER die! In fact, it defies death to its face.  The power of our living Hope is that it never dies—it is more powerful than death itself!! This Hope can laugh without fear of the future no matter how things turn out.

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