FINDING HOPE IN A CORRUPT WORLD, Part 1
HOPE is a favorable and confident expectation. Who should not want HOPE? It is light! The opposite is darkness, which is despair.
We can also say HOPE is:
- Gravity to hold us in place.
- Nutrition to fuel activity.
- Health drug for addictions.
- Oxygen for mental lungs.
- Bread for life.
- Water for souls.
- Anchor to our existence.
- Promise of eternal life.
Finding hope is a serious endeavor. Some seek HOPE in:
- Personal wealth.
- Love relationships.
This HOPE may be temporary. A friend said, “Father Time is undefeated. Death always wins.” Then what?
To me (a basketball-ologist, life-skills coach, amateur theologian), the ultimate HOPE rests in the answer to this one decisive question: Does life end in the grave, or does life never end? In other words, is there an eternity?
Personally, I lived several years without HOPE of ever seeing my mom again. Her death was the most bitter of all pills. Then a miracle happened. It became crystal clear that mom and I will be reunited in heaven. Other of my friends will be waiting for me, too. Because, without a doubt, Jesus beat Father Time. There is an eternity. When I chose to follow Jesus, His death then resurrection became my absolute guarantee.
What a grateful assurance and HOPE for me in this world! HOPE is life eternal.