In the beginning, there was Hope.
Throughout history that Hope was kept alive by prophecies given to men and women of God.
In Bethlehem, that Hope was born to a young virgin named Mary.
In Egypt, that Hope was kept safe, though all other infants and toddlers in Jerusalem were murdered by a wicked king.
On a hill called Calvary that Hope was crucified by men who believed they were greater than all the prophets of old who had foretold of the coming of Hope.
Three days later, that Hope was resurrected, brought back to life, glorified and He walked throughout the cities of Israel as proof of His divine nature.
Then our Hope was caught up into Heaven, but He left His Spirit of Hope to comfort our hearts.
Where is your hope today?
Has it been promised, but you don't yet see the fulfillment of it?
If so, don't fail to believe it. It will come to you!
Has it been birthed in you, a tiny spark that can grow to illuminate your whole life?
If so, rejoice in it! It is time to celebrate the beginning of your hope!
Has it been threatened by evil?
If so, don't be afraid! God will protect it in the time of danger!
Has it been viciously murdered by those who don't believe in it?
If so, don't fret. It will revive!
Is your hope already in Heaven?
If so, enjoy the comfort of His spirit while you remain here on the earth!
No matter what circumstances surround you today, Hope is there! Hope is alive!
It is available to you through the person of Jesus Christ!
Please don't loose heart. Don't give up!
Cling to the Christ Who can save your soul, and give your earthly life great meaning, peace and joy!
For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.