Thought for the day

Hope

I am hoping for lots of things just now, as I expect you are too. I’m hoping to  see my family in Bristol  soon, to see friends again, to go on  holiday in August, even to see my family who  live in   Switzerland. Of course I can’t be  sure of  any  of these  things happening when I’m hoping for  them. Hope is an uncertain thing.

There is much  about hope in  the Bible, but it’s a  very different kind  of hope.

“ Now faith is being sure of what’s we hope for and certain of what we do not  see “.
Heb.11. 1.

Biblical hope is certain. We hope for eternal life.  Jesus said in his prayer:-

“ Now this is eternal life; that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you  have sent”. 
John. 17. 3.

We know God through Jesus,so we already have eternal life. A hope being fulfilled now.
We hope for a place in heaven,a nd wonder  what it  will be like. Peter tells us:

“ In His  great mercy He  has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can  never  spoil or fade- kept in heaven for you.”
Peter 1. 3 & 4.

But we do know we will  be with  our Lord Jesus and that too is a blessing we have already, although not yet seeing Him face to face..

 May we all enjoy His presence with us each day.  

Sheila.

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