21 Dec

In advent one of the areas which are gone over is hope.

Where would we be with no hope?

The sad thing is most people don’t think about tomorrow.  They don’t realize that the only hope that exists is in the Creator.  They don’t know that there is a penalty to pay.  The penalty of sin against our Lord is death.  If Christ did not come and pay that penalty, there would be no hope for the human race.

For those who do not accept Christ’s payment in the place of their own, there is no hope.  With Christ there is complete hope.  He brings us peace, He brings us hope, He brings us joy, and He brings us love.

1 Thessalonians 4:13 –13 Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope.

This connected to one of my favorite groups of scriptures referring to the rapture, but the Paul reminds us that those without Christ have no hope.

Why do many people take their lives?  You have to believe in many cases they see no hope.  Focus this Christmas season on the One who gives us hope and a wonderful loving eternity ahead of us.


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  1. Bryan Vanshur

    December 21, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    AMEN!!!! Thanks for this post, Patrick! 🙂