September 1, 2023

Titus 2:13–15 (NKJV) — 13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works. 15 Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you. Speak these things!

There is only One Hope for the world. Reading articles on hope there was not one mention of Jesus. The world does not have the answer for hope. One person asked the question, “Why do I write this blog?” His answer was to “help you find your happiness.” His last words were “please send a donation through PayPal here.” The world does not have the answer to finding true hope.

We do not have to pay for true hope. The price has already been paid. Jesus paid in full the price for our hope. We are hearing from the politicians how they can bring hope back to America. They all have their ideas on how to “Make America Great Again.” It would be politically incorrect to say Jesus is the only hope but since I am not politically correct I will say, Jesus is “the blessed hope” not only for America, but for the world. We look back on what Christ has done. He gave Himself for us. He redeemed us from every lawless deed. He purified us for Himself. Each one of us individually is special to Jesus.

True hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. True hope changes how we live. It changes how we see life. For the Christian the future is not darkness, but light. The Light of Jesus Christ.  In the “Sermon on the Mount,” Jesus said in Matthew 5:14–16, “You are the light of the world. …Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”

America, the world, does not need politicians shouting how to bring hope to America. We need Christians willing to stand and shout out, proclaim through everyday life about the hope that is found in themselves.

Life is tough and difficult! Since the fall from the Garden of Eden, it has been and will be until the “glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.” Life is difficult and Christians are not exempt from it.

So our blessed hope is in the return of Jesus and is filled with all that can be imagined. The return of Jesus will mean a glorious union.