Hope came down to rescue the hopeless
Apart from Christ, it is all just wishful thinking. Apart from Christ, we have no hope. Hope is not found in a jar or anywhere else for that matter. We cannot manufacture hope. If Christ had not come for the rescue of sinners, where would we be? Is there anything sure and lasting to hold on to? “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” (1 Timothy 1:15). Is this time of year difficult for you? Is your heart broken? Be encouraged. Hope is a Person, namely Jesus Christ. He has come to do for us what we cannot do for ourselves. No creative scheme, inventive action plan or person can do what only Christ can. In the midst of a broken and fallen world, Hope has come down to rescue the hopeless. Author Brennan Manning declares this glorious truth: “Religion never begins with what we do for God. It always starts with what God has done for us, the great and wondrous things that God dreamed of and achieved for us in Christ Jesus.” That alone is our hope!
Lori is the Director of Care Ministries and Women’s Support at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. She blogs regularly at lorileighharding.blogspot.com.
Lori Harding :Lori Harding is the Director of Care Ministries and Women’s Support at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, as well as a small group leader and Bible study teacher. She counsels and speaks to women of all ages. Lori has a passion for communicating the glorious truth that Christ came to set captives free. In her spare time she enjoys reading, cooking and hanging out with friends and family. Married 30 years with a 22 yr old year son, Lori is realizing more and more her desperation for help that comes not from within herself, but from the God who saves - Jesus.