But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.
Easter is the celebration of what ultimate hope really means. In Jesus’s triumph over death through His Resurrection, death was defeated and hope became the expectation of eternal life with God.
Hope is the great driving force in many of our lives, and it has been the driving force in our country’s history. America has always had a strong sense that God’s Providence is abundant, that no challenge can ever be too great and no enemy too strong. It was this hope that inspired us to carve a nation out of the wilderness, to appreciate opportunities to responsibly utilize nature’s resources, to engineer skyscrapers towering over our gleaming cities, and to fly to the moon.
As a country and as individuals, we can always have true hope to guide us. Put your faith in that, not in man. The world and its leaders will always come up short; people will disappoint us; governments will never be able to meet our needs. But if we look to our Savior to lead us, we will find answers and our hope will be proven and strengthened.
It is from that solid hope that we can truly help our fellow man and help lead our government back toward the only One who can redeem us.
Sweet Freedom in Action
This Easter, remember our Lord’s sacrifice that led to the Resurrection, and don’t keep the joy of the day inside! Find helpful, practical ways to share what you know about Jesus’s sacrifice.