A Living Hope: Week 12
God is right there, guiding us whole way, so that our feet will soon be on solid ground with the knowledge that God isn’t an uncaring observer, but that Jesus Christ truly is Emmanuel (God with us). God has given us A Living Hope, the Good News of life in Jesus Christ, so that instead of just surviving the storm, we can stand firm in Him.
1 Peter 5:8-14
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.
With the help of Silas, whom I regard as a faithful brother, I have written to you briefly, encouraging you and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it. She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you her greetings, and so does my son Mark. Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.