“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and to an inheritance which is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while you may have to suffer various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith, more precious than gold which though perishable is tested by fire, may redound to praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”
Hope is such a wonderful word! Our worldly hopes can come and go but our spiritual hope is one that lasts a lifetime and beyond. And once we achieve that which we have hoped for, we don’t need to hope for it anymore. For we do not hope in what we see but in what we do not see (Romans 5 8:24,25) and it is through this hope we are saved.
May we not lose sight of the lasting and eternal hope we have: the hope in the Kingdom of God and the saving name of Jesus Christ.