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No Greater Hope

No Greater Hope

Here it is 10pm, I’m exhausted, and all I want to do is go to sleep.  Yet, I can’t help but think about all the things that must be completed tomorrow.  As hard as I work both inside and outside of the home, I’m sure they will understand if I take a pass this time.  Then I remembered: “No cutting corners. There are people counting on me to deliver on my promises.”

I can imagine this is how Jesus felt that night in Gethsemane. Jesus was exhausted.  He wanted to rest, but he knew what was ahead of him.  Knowing what was coming, but not having gone through it yet, I can only imagine what was going through his mind.  I can imagine Jesus didn’t want to suffer a physical death on the cross for things (our sins) that had absolutely nothing to do with him, but He knew why God sent Him to Earth, and He made it clear by His actions that He would not leave without delivering on His promise.  Jesus came so that we may have life and have it more abundantly.  (John 10:10)

As we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, we must not only thank Him for dying for us, but we must also honor the fact that He Is Risen, by living Christ-Like lives.  We must be kind to one another (Ephesians 4:32); we must let our lights shine and tell those around us about the good news that is Jesus Christ (I Corinthians 15:58); and no matter what, we must trust and have faith that God will do exactly what he said he would do (2 Peter 9:11). These things are only the tip of the iceberg.  God has given us the best ever life manual in His Word, and with that, we can stand confident that any trial we face in this life is only temporary.  Through prayer, praise, and the bold confidence only found in Jesus Christ, we can rest assured that there is no greater hope than to hope in the Lord (Psalm 30:20-22).