Today’s Encouragement is 1 Peter 1:3 ESV “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,”
We are – already, now – born again, according to God’s mercy, not according to our worthiness or unworthiness, and we are born again to something… to a Living Hope… a Hope in Jesus, His Salvation, His Redemption, His Love and Mercy for us… and all this comes through Him, through Jesus’ resurrection from the dead.
When Jesus was resurrected, everything changed! Death was defeated, Sin was banished, our enemy put in his place… and a way was made for us to be born again to a Living Hope! Jesus IS Alive… He is our Living Hope!
If you have ever lost Hope, for whatever reason, or even considered giving up Hope, you have a clearer idea of how critical Hope is to life. It is said that people who, ‘give up Hope’ don’t live very long. It seems Hope is essential to life.
People place their Hope in many different things, but all those will fail! Only Jesus never fails!
Jesus Christ is:
Prince of Peace
Lord of all Lords
King of all Kings
He is our Living Hope!
And we, who are born again, are born into Jesus, into this Living Hope.
By Phil Wickham