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.

Read about the evidence of Jesus’ resurrection.

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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39 Comments

  1. PERCIDAH says:

    The unconditional love of God upon our lives

  2. PERCIDAH says:

    The BLOOD that was shed for you and me gives us hope.

  3. Cheryl harding says:

    Thank you Lord for your true servant. In Jesus Name, Amen

  4. Luis says:

    Please pray for me. My family need be freedom in area of finances. I only want see the Hand OF God in my live for ever

  5. Rosario Lewis says:

    Our hope is in Jesus Christ. The author and orchestra of our faith. Hope that we will die one day and then rise to eternal life with Jesus Christ. Our Lord and God . It is this hope that gives us fuel. No one take us away from the love of Jesus. No one take us away from Jesus. Amem

  6. Asuile says:

    So bless through your devotional messages.God bless your ministry.