Monday, April 2, 2018

We Have This Hope

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, 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you... 1 Peter 1:3-4

The Disciples thought all hope was lost when they witnessed Jesus die on the cross.  Then when He rose from the grave three days later, they remembered what He had said and their hope was restored! 
Jesus was raised from the dead to bring us new life and because He did that, we can live in hope.  He walked out of that grave so that we can stop living in our own graves. The light of Christ comes shining in like the light of day into a musty tomb and everything changes.  Once our eyes are opened to His light we will never be the same.  Sometimes we live in those graves for a long time before we are really changed, but once it happens, you cannot go back.  Hope springs forth and propels us to newness and growth.  There is always a rumbling before new life springs forth. The earth cracks up for new sprouts to spring up.  The ground no doubt shook a little that day when the stone was rolled away and Jesus walked out.  Our lives usually rumble and tumble before new growth starts.  That rumbling is hope, waking you up, changing you and getting you ready for new growth.  Light brings hope and hope brings growth.  Are you ready to never be the same again?  Make today the day.  Make right now the moment.  Let the light of the resurrection bring hope and growth to you today.  

Scripture to Claim:
For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.  Romans 8:24-25

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