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. Moses Bainipai Oliver (South Sudanese Pastor) says:

    The fact that Christ is the Resurrection and the Life gives me hope and empowerment every day of my life and I am therefore well endowed with the power of God to face and overcome every storm that the enemy brings my way.

  2. Gloria jwiliamsl says:


  3. beverlyhamilton says:

    Praise the Lord for the hope that lies within us for without it we would be lost. I thank God everyday for His blessings

  4. Foladhade adeyela says:

    Christ in us the hope of glory.

  5. Adepeju Robert James says:

    Lord Jesus Christ the resurrected Lord you are my hope put me not to shame help me by your triumph and your victory over Satan and his host

  6. Elizabeth Brooks says:

    My church has denied me hope but I Knoow Christ Will Never deny me Hope!!!

  7. Max says:

    The beautiful photograph in todays Daily Devotion is a shining example of Gods handiwork in this perfect world he made for his children. It is sad human pride and greed are attempting to improve it.

  8. Gerry says:

    My hope in Christ sustains me each and every day. Without him I would have no hope. Life would carry-on until I died and that would be the end. Fortunately that is not the case. All can have hope if they give their heart to Jesus Christ . Then your eternal destination will be secure.