Reason for hope

Have you thought of your life fully ending with your death? If that was the case I must say that is a miserable state. Thankfully, that is not the case. We all desire to live and never to die. Yet, each day passes by with death getting even closer. That’s when the resurrection of Jesus becomes the only reason for hope and life.

The message of Easter is concisely and powerfully declared by the words of an angel speaking to the women who went to the tomb of Christ. “He is not here, but is risen.” Can you imagine how amazed those women would have been? What happened there was not an illusion nor a fable. It was not even a carefully concocted story. Instead, as the words of Apostle Peter says “it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.” Death could not keep its hold on Jesus because he was the author of life. He is the only one in the history of the world who declared “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.”

We will all die one day. Science and medicine can help us to prolong our life for a few more years but not forever. Family, friends, technology, money, ideologies or rulers cannot provide lasting hope to us. However, there is a reason for hope and life. The sole basis for the hope and meaning for our life rests on the resurrection of Jesus Christ. What is the reason for your hope?

Dijo John