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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7 Comments

  1. DEE says:

    Awesome, a feeling of freedom, fresh air, and life, when we feel faint, God gives us strength like the eagle soaring, THX

  2. Joy says:

    “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through him might be saved.”"May God bless us everyone.”"The Way of the Cross Leads Home, in Jesus name amen.” Thankyou and PTL.

  3. Bob DeGraw says:

    He is my hope and my salvation. I cannot make it without my God. He is my rock, praise be to God

  4. Gerry says:

    God’s Word is full of examples of why we should have hope. He was faithful to his servants then and he is faithful to his servants now.

  5. Joyce Paul says:

    Those who put their trust in God will never be disappointed.Let our life tell the Story of CHRIST’s LOVE and MERCY to the suffering world. GOD BLESS US.amen.

  6. Prajwal says:

    Though I’ve walked away far from You everytime, Lord Jesus, but I’m grateful and thank You for the hope we have in You Jesus Christ our savior.

  7. Paul oyah says:

    I love jesus i want to live my life with him