Christ is the only star of hope for us. We may think that we can do things on our own and live a full life without Christ at the center. Who are we lying to? Only to ourselves.
For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.”Galatians 6:8
Let’s never forget that what we need in a time of despair, is hope. We need something or someone to cling to. We need someone that can help make sense of it all. In our own sins, we know we need a savior. We need someone that can penetrate the hardest part of our souls. We need Christ. Only He has the power to make us have hope in eternal life. Only He can wash away all of our sins and give us the purpose we crave.
This world is full of self serving fixes for our problems. But our problems are not only external. They are internal. They are matters of the heart and mind. Without Christ, we can easily follow ideas and people that leave us empty in the end.
If we are to analyze and think about meaning and destiny, only Christ can fulfill those desires and give us answers. When we are hopeless, He is Hope. When we are lonely, He is our friend. When we feel abandoned, we makes us feel recovered. Let’s not lose sight of this.
Jesus hanging on a cross may seem weak to those who don’t know Him. But what others may see as weak, we see as strong. It’s that strength that gives us hope. It’s understanding and knowing that Christ, who may appear to have been defeated, actually was the start of a movement. It’s the story of redemption. If you and I ever feel defeated, let’s remember that growth and change can come from that. There is strength in our own struggles. Christ gave us an example.
1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.Colossians 3:1-2