“If I am asked what are the grounds for my hope, this is my answer: LIGHT is lord over darkness. TRUTH is lord over falsehood. LIFE is lord over death.” (Gerhard Frost, “Seasons of a Lifetime)
As I read these words, I thought this is what our hope is about. It is what Jesus is about. It is what this day is about. It is what the Communion is about.
Jesus is the Light of the world (Jn 8:12). He exposes sin. He expels darkness. He emits light through His Word. The Word is a reflection of Jesus and radiates His goodness for us to follow.
Jesus is Truth (Jn 14:6). He is the embodiment and incarnation of Truth. The devil is a liar. He spreads deceit, deception, and dishonesty. The Truth of Jesus speaks to what is real and right and reliable. Jesus is honest and honorable.
Jesus is Life (Jn 11:25-26). He came to give us life in all of its fullness (Jn. 10:10). Through Him we have an abundant life. An overcoming life. A victorious life. A life of hope.
Today, as Christians around the world assemble for worship, we are reminded as we sing, pray, commune, and reflect on the Word that Jesus is our hope…Our Light…Our Truth…Our Life.
—Ken Weliever, The Preacherman
2 responses to “Our Hope”
Even though we might disagree about what they mean for us, I completely agree with that quote at the beginning of your post.
Ken, my husband knows men who were prisoners of war in the Hanoi Hilton for years. Their captors would use hope against them, spreading rumors that a truce was coming, then dashing those hopes. It was the best way to weaken the prisoners. On the positive side, hope in the Lord is our strength. And we need to stay connected to Him every day, read the Word, and hang out with the right people. It’s hard for me to imagine years with no Bibles, no services, no communion, no Christian quotes on the walls, no crosses as decor…we are blessed to have these options to keep our relationship with God strong. And we need to exercise our options! Thanks for another great post.