5 Illuminations of Christian Hope
Hope is needed in this world of uncertainty, deception, and lies. In a post-modern and post-Christian world, there seems to be a loss of hope. At least, a loss of hope that Jesus Christ will come again and right all the wrongs and the new day will be here in its fullness. But we live in a secular world that has no need for God—if we believe in a god, we live as though there is no God. With political scandal and imperfect leaders who seem to lead astray rather than unite, we have lost hope in authority. We cry for justice, but no leader can bring it. Some think of this life as survival and rest in the next life, if there is a next life or a non-material existence or nothing. If we have lost hope in this life, shouldn’t we hope in Christ who entered history and will come again to make all perfect—right the wrongs. Christ followers do not believe in history going on forever. They know there is an end to this place of time; they await a physical, perfected place in union with God.