On this Easter Sunday morning, our pastor reminded us that the door to Jesus’ tomb was open and the tomb was empty. That Jesus had been resurrected. Because Jesus has overcome death, we can have hope. Because He is risen, we do not have to live in fear. Because He is God, we cannot hide behind excuses.
This is the hope that we can be with God when we leave this world. This is the hope that we can transcend the misery and sufferings of this world. This is the hope that evil will eventually be overcome. This is the hope that gives us the strength to do the right thing. This is the hope that helps us keep on praying for the same person for 40 years. This is the hope that urges us to spread the good news in spite of certain rejection. This is the hope that sustains us in the face of difficulties and persecution.
Without hope, life is really not worth living.