Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Christian hope is the assurance that however much we enjoy God’s presence and blessings here on earth, we will experience something far, far greater in heaven.
Faith and love come from hope and trust in God. Faith, love and hope are three main emphases of Christianity.
Dear Father God,
In Your great mercy, You have given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus into an inheritance that can never perish.
Hope comes from seeing Your perspective.
You are sovereign. You are always in control.
Let us behold the sure and certain hope of eternal bliss in heaven.
Let faith and love spring out of that hope.
Let us be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.
Fill us with all joy and peace so that we may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Let us look ahead with hope toward that complete change of body and personality that lies beyond this life, when we will be like Christ.
Lam Yee Ling