But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31(NIV)
On Wings Of Eagles
Saturday, April 13, 2019
I Have a Hope that Never Dies
1 Corinthians 15:3-4 (ESV)
3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also
received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4
that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the
Life without the empty tomb would be hopeless.
The very existence of Christianity depends on the truth of
the empty tomb. Without Jesus fulfilling the promise to rise from the dead,
where would we be?
Mary Magdalene saw it with her own eyes though. Mary
Magdalene, the woman who was once possessed and didn’t know hope until Jesus
found her, was the one to first see it with her own eyes. And not only did she
see the empty tomb, she saw Jesus. Jesus came to her and spoke her name.
He simply spoke her name and things changed for Mary
Magdalene. Hope had come back into her life.
When he walked out of that tomb, Jesus brought hope to the
hopeless. He conquered death. He conquered death.
1 Corinthians 15:55 says, “Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?”
Our victory is in Jesus. Our victory is in his life, his
death, and, praise God, his resurrection. The resurrection means everything.
The resurrection validates that Jesus was who he said he was. It validates
every word Jesus ever said. It shows us that Jesus can be trusted. He does what
he says he will do.
The resurrection gives us unbreakable hope.
Will you say yes to that hope today? Will you live fully
today because of the victory we have in Jesus?
Today’s Challenge: Be joyful today. We have the ultimate
hope. And if someone asks why you have so much joy today, tell them why.
Dear Lord we thank You for the hope that we have through
what You did for each of us. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.