The first verse of a familiar hymn
by Edward Mote (1797-1874) sums up hope for the child of God, "My hope is built on
nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but
wholly lean on Jesus' name."
Hope belongs to the child of God
because they know that their name is written in the "Lamb's Book of Life." Since
the beginning, God's children are being brought into the world to give light and hope.
In Jesus we are all brethren. It
doesn't matter if you're a minister, a doctor, a gardener, a housewife, a student, or a
God uses all His children to give
hope to one another. Like the concept of branches being part of the vine; each one spreads
hope to their brethren, and all brethren are given hope.
When you have hope, you go
through the trials of life knowing that they are only temporary, and that you will spend
eternity in rest and peace in the Light of God's Love.
An anonymous writer has written
these words: "Life with Christ is an endless hope; without Him a hopeless end."
Psalm 71:5 - Lord, You are my hope.
Lord, I have trusted You since I was young.
Psalm 71:7 - I am an example to
many people, because You are my strong protection.
1 Peter 1:21 - Through Christ you
believe in God, who raised Christ from the dead and gave Him glory. So your faith and your
hope are in God.
1 John 3:3 - Christ is pure, and
all who have this hope in Christ keep themselves pure like Christ.
Prayer: Dear Father fill my heart
with hope and let this hope radiate to others. Amen