Thursday, January 22, 2009

What are You Hoping For?

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you." 1 Peter 1:3,4

I live in Mariposa, California. It was once a prosperous gold mining town. Many came seeking the riches that the Gold Rush had to offer. The miners came in droves seeking the comfort and power that wealth had to offer. Some struck it rich, but many did not. Many miners left with broken bodies, broken hearts and broken dreams.

Jesus came into our world to offer real hope. He came not only to give us strength for today, but a living hope that carries us into eternity.

With the pressures of modern day life, many of us are looking for somthing to hope in. We put our hope in our careers, our 401k plans, the value of our home, people, and our political system. All of those things offer a temporary solution at best.

What are you putting your hope in? What about Jesus?

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