One of the most comforting words in human language is the word hope. Hope gives courage in time of danger, comfort in time of sorrow, and strength in time of weakness.
Men throughout all ages have had hope. Columbus hoped to reach India. The astronauts hoped to land on the moon. Ancient explorers hoped to find the Fountain of Youth, so they would never die. But all of us know that someday we will die.
What is your hope. You have goals for your life. But someday you too will die. What then? Will you have hope after death?
Just as surely as you are alive right now just that sure you can have the hope of a far better life after this life is over. You can live forever! This is the hope offered you by Jesus Christ, and He backs up His offer with the proof!
Titus 1:2 says that Christians live in hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began. We can be sure of this hope because God Himself promised it, and God cannot lie. He always keeps His promises. The God who had the power to create the Universe, the God who had the power to raise Jesus from the dead, this is the God who promises that you can have eternal life.
But that life is found in Jesus Christ (1 John 5:11,12). How can you come to Jesus to obtain eternal life? For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ - Galatians 3:26,27. Have you believed in Jesus and been baptized into Him?
(c) Copyright David E. Pratte, 3/2009
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