“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.” Over the years Hollywood has given us ‘hope’ themed 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).
This first week of Advent we light the candle of hope. We do this in anticipation of the birth of Jesus who, as Peter reminds us, is our “living hope.” In our hopeless circumstances we are then able to 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 week?
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I look for Hope in Him everyday to deal with various health issues that I have. My hope is that my faith grows stronger and that I trust that He can heal me.
I will share with others that every day is a gift from God and that we need to thank Him every day.