It only takes one.

One diagnosis.
One financial crisis.
One phone call.
One decision.
One death.

It only takes one of these to remind us of the life-giving nature of hope. By definition, hope is the expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. In UpStreet this month, hope is defined this way: believing trouble won’t last forever. It’s hope that gets us out of bed, keeps the job search going, and even allows us to forgive and move forward. It’s hope that says we’ll see our loved ones again.

Jesus is the ultimate story of hope. When everything looked hopeless, his resurrection reminded us that through him anything can happen. There is no expectation he can’t meet. The hope he offered then is the same hope he offers today.

John 16:33 says, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” How have you minimized the power of hope by putting earthly parameters on it? He has overcome the WORLD! This is the good news of Easter.



3 Responses

  1. Lucy says:

    Thank you for this message of “Hope” in this world of challenges daily I need to set my mortal compass on what Jesus completed on the cross… “Hope”

  2. Faith says:

    Setbacks and disappointments have challenged me in the area of HOPE. This season of renewal is a reminder for me to Hope again…


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