The key theme of this year’s Queen’s Message on Christmas Day was HOPE. It was appropriate that it should be so in the light of the unveiling of the new vaccine to defeat coronavirus A new spirit of HOPE has filled the nation’s ‘atmosphere’. Additionally, the UK and EU have struck a deal that will have implications for everyday life. Just when it seemed all was lost, HOPE HAS DAWNED!
Sadly, however, for many this is merely ‘a hoping for the best’ and it is not the ‘sure and steadfast’ hope that the Bible speaks about, Hebrews chapter 6 verse 19. Lasting HOPE is not found in possessions or politicians.
Job, an Old Testament character, who ‘feared God’ and was ‘the greatest of all the people of the East’, Job chapter 1 verses 1 & 3, wrote these words:
‘What strength do I have, that I should HOPE?’, Job chapter 6 verse 11.
‘My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle, and are spent without HOPE’, Job chapter 7 verse 6.
‘For there is HOPE for a tree, if it is cut down, that it will sprout again . . . But man dies and is laid away; indeed, he breathes his last and where is he?’ Job chapter 14 verses 7 & 10.
Job knew that possessions, people and personal efforts could not give lasting HOPE – only God could! The same is true today – only Jesus Christ can give us TRUE HOPE. He is the One who can save us from our sin, through His death on the cross. Trusting Him can give us hope that nothing can disturb.
Listen to God’s words: ‘For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, TO GIVE YOU A FUTURE AND A HOPE’, Jeremiah chapter 29 verse 11.
Do you have such a certain HOPE? Our greatest wish is for you to know Christ and have peace and confidence that He alone can give. Please contact us and we will gladly send you a Bible. We will pray for you. Come back again for another Message of Hope.