“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” ~I Peter 1:3

The word hope is often an ambiguous term. We “hope against hope,” or have “false hopes.” We “get our hopes up” and “hope for the best but prepare for the worst.” We even “cross our hearts and hope to die.”

Hollywood over the years has given us movies such as Hope & Glory (1987), City of Hope (1991), Hope Floats (1998), Hope Springs (2003) along with the various television series of Saving Hope (2012) and Raising Hope (2014).

Peter reminds us, however, that the hope we have in God is much more tangible. On that first Easter Sunday, Jesus rose from the dead and became our “living hope.” In our hope-confused world, we turn to a living God who provides living hope to all who seek Him.

Where in your life do you need a living hope?

How will you share the hope that you have with others this Holy week?

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