The Blessed Hope

Wednesday November 17, 2021

Dr. Richard L. Hamm

We live in a world where people are looking for hope. Unfortunately, much of what they hope for is unrealistic. Some believe that hope is already lost. The Bible repeatedly assures us that we can hold on to a real and living hope. In part, this hope is founded on our salvation; however, Paul wrote that all of creation “waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed . . . in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from the bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God” (Romans 8:19–21). As believers, “we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved” (8:23–24). Such hope can carry us through difficult times. One day, Jesus, the rightful ruler of this world, will return. His return is our blessed hope.