Day Five: Hope, Now and For Ever

John 1:50-51 NIVJesus said, “You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.” He then added, “Very truly I tell you, you will see ‘heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on’ the Son of Man.”

“The subject, object, and content of Christian hope is a person, Jesus Christ. Christians do not hope for things, but in a person.” [Jacqui A. Stewart, “The Certainty of Our Future Hope in Karl Barth’s Theology”]

“All this energy issues from Christ: God raised him from death and set him on a throne in deep heaven, in charge of running the universe, everything from galaxies to governments, no name and no power exempt from his rule. And not just for the time being, but forever. He is in charge of it all, has the final word on everything. At the center of all this, Christ rules the church. The church, you see, is not peripheral to the world; the world is peripheral to the church. The church is Christ’s body, in which he speaks and acts, by which he fills everything with his presence.” (Ephesians 1.20-23 MSG)

Prayer: Jesus, you are our Hope. Lead us, guide us, every day in light of where you are taking us. We want to stay close to you every moment. In your name, amen.

Let’s sing “Overcome” (Elevation)(Click here):

– JP