Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 5 who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. “ 1 Peter 1:3-5
What is “living hope?” The New Testament idea of living hope is very different from our own ideas of hope. Peter tells us in this verse that God has “caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” Our living hope is found in Jesus alone – he is our hope for today and for eternity. In Jesus we can have hope despite our anxiety, we can have hope despite our trials, we can have hope despite the present circumstances and our concerns about the future.
I pray that you will be encouraged through the devotionals in A Living Hope. Today, may you continue to seek his guidance and have courage to believe that you are not alone. God knows what you need even before you ask him. He loves you and wants you to know his love, grace and mercy. May you walk in the peace of Jesus, finding your living hope in him.
In Him our hearts rejoice,
Dr. Peggy Banks
Global Director of TWR Women of Hope