“Living in Hope.”

Four old gentlemen were sitting on a bench at the old folk’s home, when a rather attractive lady stopped nearby them. The first man asked, “Where you headed?” She said, “I have arrived. This is my new home.” The second man asked, “Where are you from?” She said, “I need to be upfront; I have just spent 25 years in prison.” The third man asked, “What were you in for?” She said, “I murdered my husband.” The fourth man said with a grin, “So what you are saying then, is that you are single.”Hope brings light and joy to every cell in our body. It drives us on.To lose it is to suddenly lose your emotional equilibrium. We can all relate to the Proverbs writer when he says: “Hope deferred makes the heart sick.” We need to be restored. He assures us that “but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life” (Proverbs 13:12). We sing with enthusiasm, “My hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.” Unbelievers accuse us of ‘wishful thinking.’ One little boy told his grandmother on the way to Sunday School, “Mum says that the stories at church is just fairy tales.”If that is true, then we are indeed wasting our time and effort. “Eat, drink and be merry…”To put your hope in Jesus is to trust in a The Son of God who lived among us, claimed to be God, died on the cross to save man from the curse of sin, was buried, rose from the dead, was seen by many witnesses and ascended into heaven. We put our hope in His saving grace and the promise of his return to take us to heaven. Lord, come quickly!John StaigerIf you have been blessed by this message, please feel free to: Like, Comment or Share it with your friends. (316)


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