Where is your HOPE? Is it in the things of this world or in Jesus Christ? If you’re counting on the stuff of life here on earth to fulfill your HOPES and dreams, you’re in for a big disappointment. Nothing and no one but Jesus can give us the ultimate HOPE of an eternal life of JOY. He died on that cross at Calvary to provide the way for us to live eternally with Him in heaven.
Yes, life is tough, but belief in the saving power of Jesus Christ is your true HOPE! The song “East to West,” sung by Casting Crowns, speaks to the awesome mercy God shows us, and how we can find true comfort in His arms alone.
As you listen to this song, remember to continuously put your trust and HOPE in God:
19 That Sunday evening the disciples were meeting behind locked doors
because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders.
Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them!
“Peace be with you,” he said.
20 As he spoke, he showed them the wounds in his hands and his side.
They were filled with joy when they saw the Lord!
21 Again he said, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me,
so I am sending you.”
22 Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, they are forgiven.
If you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”
—John 20:19-23, NLT