Have you ever thought about the word “Hope”? I decided to look it up and get the dictionary’s meaning of Hope. Hope is a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. A feeling of trust. Also as a verb it means to want something to happen. We all need hope.
What are you hoping for? For me, I’m hoping winter will soon be behind us and for a sunny spring to arrive “tonow” (My granddaughter Esther’s favorite saying when she wants something today, not tomorrow). I am also hoping to have my chronic pain subside after my dental implants heal and I eventually will be able to chew with no pain.
We all have things we actively or passively hope for. Some things are more important than others. Hopeful for things to come; some things are short lived and temporal and truly aren’t too significant in the light of eternity.
Regardless of our circumstances now on earth, the Bible tells us where we can find eternal, CERTAIN HOPE. Hope based on eternity, not on things of this world. This world is temporal. 1 John 2:17 “The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.”
The Bible is clear in whom our hope needs to be placed. Through faith in Jesus Christ, God’s one and only Son. He is our Hope, not only on this earth but our hope, OUR CERTAIN HOPE, for eternity.