I’m pretty sure you have heard the saying,
“We can live 40 days without food, eight days without water, four minutes without air, but only a few seconds without hope.”
There is some truth to that statement. If you have ever met someone who was in a truly helpless situation then you know how despairing it can be.
We often quote the phrase “Faith, Hope and Love, but the greatest of these is love.” Of the trio, faith and love are given most of the press and discussion. Hope is like the forgotten sister. In reality though, hope stands tall and is vital to all who want to follow Jesus and keep a right perspective on this life and the life to come.
After two faltering weeks on “Black hats/White hats” I decided to scrap that sermon and move on to the next one. This sermon is, as you probably guessed, on Hope and is taken from I John 2:28- 3:3. We have a hope here and now. But we also have a hope for eternity. C.S. Lewis once said,
Hope is one of the theological virtues. This means that a continual looking forward to the eternal world is not a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is to do.
Thanks for praying for me for this Sunday. It is appreciated more than you know.