Our Hope in Christ

Photo credit: Trevor Hampel

Photo credit: Trevor Hampel

Our Hope in Christ

Reading: Colossians 1: 1 – 12.

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,  because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people—  the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven…”

In the opening lines of Paul’s letter to the believers in Colossae, he mentions their hope – the ‘hope stored up for you in heaven.’

Our hope in Christ is not a wishy-washy kind of hope. It’s not the kind of hope that says: “I hope my team wins” or “I hope it will be a fine day for the picnic.”

Our hope in Christ is a certain hope. It is a hope which knows that our destiny is safe, secure, and certain with no doubt as to our true home. It is a hope with its foundation in our true destination in the journey of life: eternity with Christ in heaven.

The writer to the Hebrews says: “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. (Hebrews 6: 19 – 20)

Our hope in Christ is the anchor of our soul, saving us from crashing into the rocks of destruction in this world. With such a strong and safe anchor like our hope in Christ Jesus, we can ride out the storms of life, knowing that our hope in Christ – who is our anchor – is both sure and steadfast in every situation.

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