Posted by: Larry Hoekman | August 2, 2015

Daily Readings — With a Big Side of Hope!

Day 2054: Treasure each day!

Scripture: And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. I Thessalonians 4:13

Thoughts/questions: At the age of 93, my wife’s stepdad peacefully passed away yesterday morning into God’s hands. A time of mixed emotions that’s for sure.

Not one of us signed up for life. It was given to us with a promise that it would end in death. This life would be hard yet wonderful. If we had a choice as to whether or not we would accept the gift of life, we probably would say something like, “Yes, I’ll take the offer, but I would like to add a ‘big’ side of hope to that order!

If when the end comes it is truly the end, hope would diminish each day we live as we would have one less day to satisfy our desires. However, followers of Christ HAVE hope! Even if there were no hope for each day, hope for eternity would far outweigh that loss. Yet we have both! Hope for today and for an eternal tomorrow!

Death may bring a form of sorrow for Christ followers, but hope remains strong! Never lose hope!

Suggested prayer: Thank You Lord for Your unspeakable gift of Your Son, Jesus who died so that I might be forgiven and have an eternal hope . . . 

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