Sunday, November 15, 2009

Hope Not Forgotten

This morning we had a wonderful church service. The message was about Jesus Christ, our one and only hope. Unfortunately, there are so many people in this world feeling completely hopeless for a number of reasons. One of our jobs, as Christians, is to share the hope of Jesus Christ with others!

I know that none of us want to get our hopes raised only to have them dashed to pieces. An example of this can be found in 2 Kings 4:28 which says, "Did I ask you for a son, my lord?" she said. "Didn't I tell you, 'Don't raise my hopes?'" The story goes on and the woman's son is raised to life again... but my point is that none of us want to be let down. We all want someting to believe in. Sometimes people are afraid to give themselves completely over to a belief, because of the fear that it might not be the truth--that it might not work out.

Praise the Lord that we have hope in a God that will not fail us, in a God that is the one and only Truth and Way! In a world full of hopelessness and failure we are to turn to God and trust Him. He is our only hope! We shouldn't forget that we have a reason for living and that God has a purpose for our lives here on earth.

As a Christian, I can say with full confidence that I know where my hope lies. My life and my trust are in a God that is unfathomable, the Creator and sustainer of the entire universe! My hope is in the blood of Jesus Christ, the perfect sacrificial Lamb of God! My hope lies in the promises given by God in His holy word! My hope is in Christ, and Christ alone!

A hope not forgotten. :)

"Can papyrus grow tall where there is no marsh?
Can reeds thrive without water?
While still growing and uncut,
they wither more quickly than grass.
Such is the destiny of all who forget God;
so perishes the hope of the godless."
Job 8:11-14

8 comments:

Tessa said...

you are so right!
In Christ,
Tessa

Hannah said...

Very encouraging Taylor... Thank you so much for sharing!
<3 Hannah <3

Tessa said...

Love it!!!!! your a good writer! I am following you will you follow me????
Tessa

~Rebekah Bjur~ said...

Great post, Taylor! It's true.. we must keep our eyes upon God, for He is our only hope.. He is the only One we can ever trust completely because He is God Almighty!

In Christ,
Rebekah

Rachel said...

Your blog is such an encouragement!

Taylor said...

That was a really good message!

anna :) said...

cool blog :) just find u thru buttercups..definitely gonna follow u!

Chloƫ said...

Praise the Lord! Thank you for the encouragement, Taylor! By the way, very lovely blog! I'm now a follower! :)

Shalom,
Chloe