“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.”
I was reading the book of Titus yesterday morning and this passage jumped out at me. Take a look at that passage again.
God has given us blessed hope in this world.
Sometimes it’s hard to remember that. These are troubling times, the world is falling, and often it seems very hopeless. With all the sickness and pain and heartache and families falling apart and hard times, that blessed hope sometimes seems too far away to grasp.
But it’s not.
In Titus it says Jesus Christ GAVE HIMSELF FOR US. He died FOR US so that we can be united with Him.
Our time in this world is only for a little while. Because of what Jesus did for us, we will one day be able to live in everlasting paradise, in His arms for all eternity.
There is hope!
God promised it to us. HE IS HOPE.
The sun always shines the brightest after the storms.
No matter the struggles we face in life, there is always hope to be found. And we can help spread that hope. We can shine God’s light in this dark world as we “live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.”
Let’s not forget to keep our eyes on that blessed hope.