Sharing our Hope with Others
The Apostle Peter writes, “But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you” (1 Peter 3:15). Too many of us have not given enough thought to Peter’s admonition here. Often, when people are asked about Heaven, they remark with a nervous chuckle, “Well, I hope I’m going there!” For many, thoughts of life after death are quickly dismissed from the mind because they bring anxiety and fearfulness.
This is not the case for believers as Scripture tells us plainly that, because of what Christ has done for us, we know we’ll spend eternity with Him. What a wonderful opportunity we have, then, to share “the hope that is in [us]”! What an obligation we have to be “make a defense”! And what a challenge lies before us as we live out our faith with the endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Prayer: Gracious Father, You call Me to endure through faith, to live a life worthy of my calling, to encourage fellow believers to do works of service to You by serving others, and to focus on Christ Who lived the perfect life in my place. Enable me to do Your will. Amen.
Blessings on your journey as a steward!