Follow the Star Devotional Day 3
Our Only Hope
Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord
If you want to know what “hope” looks like, look at Jesus. That little life in the stable would give us a life that works on the streets. And that star was just the beginning of what God was doing and going to do but that night that light was all they had in that dark place. That star was God saying, “I’m coming” or “I’m here”. That star was the fulfillment of His word a 1,000 years earlier.
Jesus came into this world as God in the flesh to take the power the devil had over life away from him and give it to us. Jesus showed us how to live this life and share this life with others. When we do life His way, this life works. His life is our hope for this life and after. Like the devotional said, “He began, redeeming the world to Himself, setting everything right, and turning hope into reality once and for all.
And having redeemed life; He has released us to live this life his way. And we have hope for this life because Jesus had hope for this life. Why not, He was God and He would go on and suffer an imaginable death for this hope that each one of us can have when we confess Him as Lord. Jesus could and can bring this life as we know to an end at any time. If He had done that at the grave, we would have missed out on this great hope.. He was thinking about us way back then before the earth even existed. So, He came and redeemed this life to release this life in us and through us to a world that needs hope
Jesus is the only hope for this world and He has placed this hope in the heart of every person who worships Him as Lord. And because Jesus came once, as God had said He would, we can believe He will come again as He has said He would. We have this hope then that motivates us to live this life the way He did. Why? Because this life is the only real hope this dark world can turn to and it’s the only hope that’s worth living for. So, what would happen if we really lived out this hope we believe in. What does that mean? What would that life be like? What kind of wise man are you?