Hope Has a Name

Our world is broken.

Even a cursory look at today’s headlines reminds us something is awry. In fact, whether you identify as a Christian or have no religious affiliation, the brokenness of our world and of ourselves is hard to ignore.

This reality leaves us at a crossroad—either we seek hope for a better tomorrow or we leave hope aside as a far-off dream.

My prayer is we always seek hope that the best is yet to come. In that, we come to realize our need for a Savior, which is precisely why the way of Jesus is good news. Hope has a name, and His name is Jesus!

As Christians, we believe God will make new those things that have been corrupted by brokenness, sin, and death. We have this hope as an anchor for our souls (Hebrews 6:19). This hope carries us through our brokenness while also carrying us forward to a world of restored relationships, purpose, and freedom.

God is writing a story where sin and death have been and will be entirely vanquished through the power of the cross and resurrection. In the words of J.R.R. Tolkien, God is writing the ultimate story where the lost are finally found. This story is the grand narrative of human history, and in God’s mercy, He invites us to be both partakers and participants in it. As we draw on the leading of the Holy Spirit, we find the strength to be the people of God, having the resolve to forgive and to love, to find hope and to carry on.

Malcolm Gladwell in his latest book, David and Goliath, identifies this inner strength as the “weapons of the Spirit,” which he says puts on display “God’s power” for all to see.

So the way of Jesus is good news because he provides a rhyme and reason for our being. He invites us to live with purpose and strength, and he invites us to eternal belonging and identity.

We all are searching for something in which to place our hope. We are all searching for an identity and purpose.

Thankfully, in Jesus we have ultimate hope and purpose as God calls us His own and commissions us to advance the hope of the world to the very ends of the earth (cf. Matthew 28:20).

Hope has a Name. His name is Jesus!

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