Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. [I Peter 1:3]
We have a living hope! His name is Jesus Christ! He is the only brightest certainty on the bleak horizons of humanity’s path. He is the only reason the world of men have surety of a wonderful future. Only Him! No other else!
Against the backdrop of the corruptions in man – his spirit, his soul and body; his government and economic systems…his philosophies and weary outlook…against this rise in the dark tides of humanity’s existence stands the impressive monolith of Jesus Christ! His Cross and Tomb – both empty! His Ascension and Enthronement – vital evidences of His Power! His Presence and Spirit – seal to the faithfulness of His Word that He will never leave or forsake His Church! His Love and Grace – constant and sure…rising with the contrary tides…striving relentlessly for the allegiance of the hearts and minds of men today. This intrusion of Heaven into the darkness of this realm is the only anchor of hope in this tempest and storm stricken voyage of our earthly sojourn.
I tell the world, look unto Jesus…see in His face your surest hope! Selah
For He is stronger! Where evil and sin has prevailed mightily, I tell you, He is Mightier still! Where vice and corruptions and all manner of concupiscence reigns, I tell you, He is stronger still! Look up from the mountain top of darkness’s stronghold…take in the seeming vastness of its power and rest in the surety of the victory of light…for we have the king of Kings and the prince of light Himself – He is our living hope…the surety of a better testament…His name is Jesus Christ!
To the many in the patience and tribulation of the kingdom of light, Jesus Christ is our hope. I Timothy 1:1. Hebrews 6:17-20. Colossians 1:5. Selah. His second advent is the vision into which we must all constantly gaze. It shall bring in the consummation of our salvation. It will bring to us and into us all that we groan for and yearn to attain.
He is alive and seated on the throne of God! He shall sweep man’s history into its final chapters. His name is the Lord Jesus Christ!