The Hope of Resurrection

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The resurrection of Christ brings hope. The late Emil Brunner once said, “What oxygen is for the lungs, such is hope for the meaning of human life.” As the human organism is dependent on a supply of oxygen, so humanity is dependent on its supply of hope. Yet today hopelessness and despair are everywhere. Peter, who himself was given to despair during the episode of Calvary, writes in a triumphant note, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us again into a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”

There is hope that mistakes and sins can be forgiven. There is hope that we can have joy, peace, assurance, and security in the midst of the despair of this age. There is hope that Christ is coming soon—this is what is called in Scripture “the blessed hope.” There is hope that there will come some day a new heaven and a new earth, and that the Kingdom of God will reign and triumph. Our hope is not in our own ability, or in our goodness, or in our physical strength. Our hope is instilled in us by the resurrection of Christ.

Prayer for the day

My hope is in You, my resurrected Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! May I never despair, as I remember Your triumph and love.

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  1. Antoinette says:

    For the Christian the resurrection is central to our faith. Thanks to God for the hope that we have. If all we had was the hope of this present world then our existence would be very miserable, But thanks be to God for the blessed and living hope we have in Christ we can pilgrim through the world with joy and peace. Whatever confronts us we already have the victory through Christ Jesus.

  2. Laura Speer says:

    Without hope in the reserrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we have nothing.

  3. Jack Miller says:

    Praise God from whom all Blessings flow. All Glory to God. Amen Amen.

  4. Jj says:

    There is always hope when you keep your eyes on Jesus, thanks be to God ⛪️

  5. Gerry says:

    All my hope in life is connected to my personal relationship with Christ. I have done very little for him relative to what he does and continues to do for me. Thank you Lord. Please help me be a better servant for you.

  6. Joyce Paul says:

    Dear Father, Your precious Son Jesus chose suffering for me. How Wonderful is Your Grace,JESUS! It’s greater than all my sins. You’ve taken away my burdens n set my spirit free. thank You. God Bless us! Amen.