January 8, 1 Peter 1:3
A person without hope is a sad person. What is your greatest hope? Some students hope for the ability to enjoy their studies, some for happiness in the family, some for a better tomorrow. Some of your friends may base their hope on luck, on hard work, on opportunities, or on what family and friends can help them with.
However, the basis of our hope is different, and today’s verse gives us the answer to the basis of this hope – we have hope because of the resurrection of Jesus! at is a wonderful and lively hope, as no leader of any other religion or faith has resurrected! Because Jesus has been resurrected, so shall we when we die the physical death.
God’s abundant mercy in saving you should also give you a lively hope in life. This hope is blessed and sure and unlike earthly hopes, will not fail us. When we place our hope on earthly things, we sometimes meet with failure and disappointment, but God’s promise is fail-safe, and therefore our hope of a heavenly home is completely guaranteed.
Thought: What is your hope based on?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for the resurrected Christ which is the basis of my hope. As he was resurrected and is now in heaven, so shall I be. So help me to persevere on, despite any diffculties I may face, in my studies, or family, or other areas of my life. Let me also commit them to You for I know You care for me. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.