Hope is the Underlying Current

Written by Joe Dardano

In Christianity, Hope is the underlying current that runs through its whole theology. If it does not, then the message of Jesus Christ is not fully communicated to humanity. In Matthew 12:21, we read “in his name the Gentiles will hope.” Those outside the law, the gentile people, gain hope simply through the name of Jesus Christ. That hope is a power given to followers of Jesus Christ that tomorrow will somehow be better and ultimately, that tomorrow is Heaven itself, in due time. That hope is not just wishful thinking but a real power telling us that Jesus Christ has defeated death and so we have reason for optimism: “Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.  For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him” (1 Thess 4: 13-14). Fear, worry, anxiety and despair should all be placed on the shoulders of Jesus Christ. We need not worry or be afraid because Jesus Christ gave his life for us, defeating the shroud that clouds over humanity to offer hope of eternal Salvation to all who believe. If this does not excite people, it could be, as the famous song from Journey says, “some people were born to sing the blues.”

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Joe Dardano

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