Read: 1 Peter 1:3-9
He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. (v. 3 NIV)
Life runs on hope. Hope looks ahead with expectation. Hope can overcome fear. The Bible says in Hebrews 6:19 that “we have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure” (NIV). The hope spoken of in Hebrews is the Christian assurance of salvation, made possible by the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Since Christ is our one great hope, it is only natural that as Christians we seek to share that hope with those around us. It is good news that everyone needs to hear.
A Ugandan radio listener recently shared the following testimony: “It is because of the [Words of Hope] radio programs that I have grown to this point. My father died when I was very young, so I was left with my mother to support me. I used to wonder if I could proceed in my studies following my father’s death. After God restored hope, I went back to school. Sometimes I was miserable and without hope, but I was so encouraged because the message of the program was still about hope. Someone who has hope has life.”
As Christians we believe that the hope of the gospel will transform the world. Life by life, family by family, town by tribe by nation, the hope of Christ will bring the kingdom of God to earth. Today, and every day, we have a living hope. —Megan Nollet, WOH staff
Prayer: Jesus, our Savior, thank you for granting us living hope through your life, death, and resurrection. Amen.