Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Hope ... (Colossians 1:25-27)

Today's scripture: Colossians 1:25-27

To unbelievers, our faith in a "dead man" is a mystery. How can those Christians worship someone who's been dead and gone for centuries? they ask.

Oh, but we know the truth. Christ, our Savior, is not dead. We know this because the Bible tells us so. We know this because the original disciples, those who walked and talked with Jesus after He rose from the dead, were willing to die for Him. If they hadn't seen Him with their eyes and touched Him with their hands, they wouldn't have been willing to be martyred for their faith.

Most importantly, though, we who follow Christ know He is alive because we see how He changes lives. We know because He's changed our lives. We see Him work in miraculous ways. We feel His peace and comfort during the difficult times, and we feel His pleasure when we serve Him.

This world offers little hope. But for those of us who follow Christ? Our hope is in Him. Our hope is in the promise of salvation, the confidence of His walking alongside us, and the anticipation of eternity with Him.

Where do you place your hope?

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