A “Living Hope!”

A “Living Hope!”

Hope! A light at the end of the tunnel!! (And the light we see there is NOT a freight train coming our way! J It is the Lord, our Savior, coming our way!)

Hope is wonderful… Apostle Peter, however, spoke of “A LIVING HOPE” which is even better! Here are his Holy Spirit inspired words…

“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. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.” (1 Peter 1:3–9 NIV)

So… here are my reflections on that passage: The resurrection of Jesus from the dead has given us a reason for hope! This is a hope that NOTHING can diminish or take away – it will never perish spoil or fade… IT IS A CONFIDENT EXPECTATION! It is our hope of heaven and is kept there securely for us. In fact, He is keeping it for us and us for it! Right now we might face all kinds of trials, but all those things can do is prepare us for the incredible future that is ahead for us as Christians! What a wonderful salvation! What an incredible hope!! “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!!!”


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