daily devotional

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” 1 Peter 1:3

One of the most unique aspects of Christianity, compared to every other faith movement, is that it traces its origin to one particular event, in one particular moment, on one particular day in history. That is just not true for Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, or even Atheism. This historic day is what Christians celebrate as “Easter.”

Something happened on that day that has never happened before and has never happened since. It is literally the most unique day in all of human history. It is the day that Jesus Christ physically, visibly, and eternally came back from the dead. No doubt, if you are a Christian you believe that. But do you understand exactly what happened on that first Easter?

When Jesus Christ walked out of the tomb, hope was born. A new and living hope, according to 1 Peter 1:3. Because death was defeated, we have the hope of eternal life. We have the hope of abundant life now. We have the hope of heaven. There is hope for the lost, the lonely, the desperate, and the wicked. Because Jesus is alive, all things are possible.

Have you been born again into this living hope that is only found in Jesus? I hope you have. If not, I plead with you to give your life to Christ today and receive His gift of forgiveness and eternal life. The price for your sins has been paid. There is nothing you must do except believe.

Application: Is your hope in Jesus Christ?

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