THIS Is Eternal Life!
Living without hope is not really “living” … it is merely existing in denial of the reality that apart from God’s grace in Jesus Christ there really is no hope! We live in a world so deeply affected by mankind’s rebellion against God, our Creator that every action of those without Christ takes them farther and farther down the road that leads to misery, despair, and ultimately, to God’s judgment. That is the road we would all be on except for God’s amazing love and grace that He has shown to those who by faith in Jesus have become heirs of God. Our hope is based not on the power or wisdom of people who believe they can save the world and themselves, but rather on the promise of God to deliver us from the curse which lay upon us because of sin. We have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb! Praise be to God!! We who were once separated from God have been brought near and have been adopted as sons of God. We now know God as “‘Abba,’ Father!” In our redeemed state we live with hope NOW and we look forward to the fulfillment of every promise God has made when Jesus returns! Are you living with that hope today? God is able … trust in Him today and live with hope as an adopted child of the living God!!