Scripture: Romans 8: 24 – 25

For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

How often do we use hope rather than hard work to accomplish our goals? “A goal without a plan is a wish.” The hope we have in Christ as our Savior is very different. The sacrifice that He made for us on the cross is certainly much more that a hope that our sins are forgiven. Yet, if we do wait with patience and put aside our pride, there is true hope in our salvation.

Here is hope worth patiently waiting for:
Far beyond the horizon’s edge,
Well past the scope of naked eye.
A new and wonderful world must lie.
A stronger sense of duty lives
Within that realm’s hallowed walls
And Pride is dressed in rags and falls
Upon its knees, and meekly calls
On God, who knows, and forgives.

Prayer: Lord, may we be filled with the hope that Jesus Christ has given us. We pray that your will shall be done in our lives. Amen.

Jack Howle