Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, -1Peter 1:3 NASB
Do you ever struggle with hope? I sometimes do. Things can be dark and seemingly hopeless. We remember such times in a week like this that falls between between Palm Sunday (a day filled with hope) and Good Friday (a day in which earthly hope seemed to die). Hope can seem to be circumstantial. One day we hope and the next hope is gone.
In times like these it is good to remind ourselves that we have been born from above to a living hope. A hope that cannot die because Easter came just a few days after Good Friday. That glorious day the earthly hopes of Palm Sunday gave way to a heavenly hope. Jesus would not reign merely over Israel but over the whole world. Now that is real hope.
Cause us to remember that hope is living in us Lord because you live in us. We have been born to such a hope.
... this devotion is part of an ongoing series on the epistles of Peter.