"Oh! May the God of great hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!" Romans 15:13 (MSG)
May the God of great hope will fill you up with joy, peace, and hope! Have you ever noticed that those things seem to be lacking in this world? Anger, divisions, violence, war, poverty, and despair permeate lives and headlines. We live in a broken world. People around us are busy, broken, afraid, and desperately in need of joy, peace, and hope.
The good news? Jesus sent the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit to those who follow Him! This life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit is available to ANYONE who has decided to follow Jesus!
Easter was yesterday, but we can celebrate our risen Savior every single day! We, as Christians who are full of the Holy Spirit, can offer hope to our neighbors, co-workers, and family members! We have life-giving energy flowing through us and a message of hope to share!
Christ in us is greater than anything that the world tries to throw our way. This world tries to steal our joy, peace, and hope, but we can remain joyful because Christ has overcome the world!
Easter has come and gone, but the message stays the same. Jesus is alive! He still offers joy, peace, and an overflowing hope that spills into the lives of those who so desperately need it.
Until Monday, Josh