True Spirituality Promotion, Linked To The Ministry Of the Word (MOW)
Topic :Hope Is Found in Jesus
Text: 1 Peter 1:3-5 GNTD
“Let us give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! Because of his great mercy he gave us new life by raising Jesus Christ from death. This fills us with a living hope, and so we look forward to possessing the rich blessings that God keeps for his people. He keeps them for you in heaven, where they cannot decay or spoil or fade away. They are for you, who through faith are kept safe by God’s power for the salvation which is ready to be revealed at the end of time.”
1 Peter 1:3-5 GNTD
Imagine a child getting lost in the mall while Christmas shopping. Even if her parents had to search for hours and hours, would they give up on trying to find her?
Like a child separated from her parents, our sin separates us from God. Romans 3:23 says we have “all sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” That sounds utterly hopeless, but like a parent who won’t give up, God found a way to repair our relationship with Him.
God loved us so much that He sent His Son, Jesus, to make a way for us to have a relationship with Him. We could never pay the debt our sin created. When Jesus died on the cross, He took our punishment for us. When Jesus rose from the dead, He proved that He was more powerful than all of the sin, death, and evil in this world. When we ask Jesus into our lives, we are reunited with our Father in heaven, and we receive the power to overcome, just like Jesus did.
Jesus is the focus and source of our hope. This is why Christmas is so important. Without Jesus’ birth, death, and resurrection, our sins would not be forgiven. We would still be apart from God, like a child lost in the hustle of the Christmas shopping season.
My Hope is built on nothing less,than Jesus Blood and His righteousness
Hope begins with being reunited with God, and once we are, Jesus begins to bring hope to all areas of our life. There is no situation in your life right now that is too bad for the “living hope” promised to us in 1 Peter 1:3. Christmas is all about hope, and that hope would not be possible without Jesus.
Jesus, thank you for paying a debt I could never pay. You are the reason I can have hope in all circumstances. Help me to remember that the same power that lives in You lives in me. You overcame the worst the world has to offer, and with You, I can do the same.
What’s one area of your life where you could use some hope right now? Ask God to help you have hope in all areas of your life.
Bro. Harrison Bassey, minister of the Word, based in Eket, Nigeria
An active Light in God’s vine,
A partner with The Ministry of the Word(MOW).