We all know that every living thing regardless of what it is, needs food, water, air to breathe and shelter to survive. But us humans actually need more than that!
We need hope! God actually created us that way for a reason.
From the moment we are conceived, the mind of every human being develops by yearning for something more.
Think about it... God rewards us when we hope for more. He did it when we were developing as early as in our mothers womb. He rewarded our hope for something more by taking us out of that dark, wet confining space and placed us into a world that is big, bright and full of opportunities.
As we grow and delve deeper into His Son, God rewards the hope of those who believe in Jesus with delivery into a bigger and brighter existence with Him.
Hope is the message of Jesus. Hope propels us from a place of darkness into His wonderful light.
Hope takes us on a journey of discovering the intimacy that God wants with us His children.
I'm reminded about how Jesus prayed about you and me right before He was arrested in that garden in Gethsemane.
He expressed His very own hope for us when He prayed this prayer when He knew His time was short...
““Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”” (John 17:24-26 NKJV)
This very Hope is what drove Jesus to dedicate Himself to the saving work the Father sent Him to do.
Jesus hoped that every disciple His Father gave him, or would ever give him, would not be lost and would be united with him forever.
As believers, our internal hope is just as Jesus and The Father are one so shall we be!
Jesus came to this earth, lived His sinless life, ministered to the sick, the lame, the blind and gave them hope for a future.
He suffered a horrible death upon that cross on calvary's hill so that you and I can have a hope of eternity with Him. He defeated death by rising from it on that very first Easter... Hope? He is our Hope!
The Father is hoping for unity amongst His people to draw them to the glory of God.
Hope is what heaven is for and Jesus said this...
““Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” (John 14:1-3 NKJV)
My Hope is in Jesus... where's yours?