Hope for Christians is much more than wishful thinking. It’s high octane fuel for the life of discipleship. In the Bible, hope is closely associated with trust. That means it’s something we can choose. Wonderful benefits fill our lives when we do choose to hope in Jesus Christ: the past no longer has its hands around our throats, the present becomes a place where we can endure and thrive, and the future becomes a field of victory and glory. In a sense, hope is its own reward. But it’s sure not the only one.
(c) Copyright 2007, A. Milton Stanley