The Kitchen Table
but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence 1 Peter 3:15
Hope lives in the heart. We cannot hope without the heart being involved. Anything else is something that is liked or fantasized about in our heads. But hope, it lives in the heart like a precious treasure. We find that hope in a person and so Peter writes, “sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts.” The heart hungers for what it hopes for in love. Jesus isn’t just a nice idea of a nice man; He is the precious promise of God for an eternal life of love. Consecrate your heart for your hope.