A Living Hope

During this Easter season all of the second lessons for our Sunday worship services are from 1st Peter.  1st Peter has been called a letter of hope and for good reason.  In his letter to the early Church, Peter offers reason after reason why the early Christians and each of us have plenty of reasons to  be hopeful.

One does not have to spend a lot of time listening to the news or watching TV to realize that the world has a great need for hope.  We could note the effect $4.00 gas has on everyone or the flooding in the midwest or the high unemployment or a host of other items which have cast a grey cloud over our lives.  Speak with people and you’ll soon find out people have a need for hope.

If you’re someone who is in need of hope for today and tomorrow as well, than listen to St. Peter: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord 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…” (1 Peter 1:3). 

Unlike the hopes that are here today and gone tomorrow, Peter reminds us that there is a hope that is not dead but alive and well.  That living hope is Jesus Christ who rose from the dead on Easter morning.  He is the one who overcame death and the grave, and now alive is ready to meet all your needs.  He is not a dead hope but a living hope that is able to respond to your needs giving you hope for today and tomorrow. 

Have questions?  Want to learn more?  Contact me and I’ll share with you the hope that is alive and well.

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