Book Review : The Case for Hope

Book Review : The Case for Hope

Lee Strobel begins his book, The Case for Hope : Looking ahead with confidence and courage, with the importance of hope and how people without hope, like prisoners of war, unaccountably die. Strobel contrasts biblical hope with wishful thinking, blind optimism and...
Short Devotion : Revelation 6:1

Short Devotion : Revelation 6:1

“I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, ‘Come!’” Revelation 6:1 John wept when he thought there was no one worthy to open the scroll (5:4). If the scrolls aren’t opened,...
Short Devotion : 1 John 3:2-3

Short Devotion : 1 John 3:2-3

“But we know that when Christ appears,  we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.” 1 John 3:2-3 If we desire to be pure, “as he is pure,” we acknowledge that we are God’s children (verse...
More devotions about hope

More devotions about hope

To experience hope, we keep our eyes on the long term purposes of God, knowing that while our plans may be thwarted, God’s are not. God is running his world according to his timetable and agenda, not ours. We can trust God because he always has good outcomes in mind...
Hope as a helmet

Hope as a helmet

As I was thinking about hope this week, I came across this verse: “Let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet” (1 Thessalonians 5:8 NIV). The hope of salvation is a helmet that protects our minds from...
More devotions about hope

Devotions about hope

God gives us hope, a hope that is sure, steadfast, unwavering, and unshakable despite any upheavals in the world or our lives. It’s a hope not based on circumstances but on God’s character. We have a safe place in him. Our future is secure. Luke 5:5John 1:21John...
Book Review : The happiest man on earth

Book Review : The happiest man on earth

Eddie Jaku was a Jew born in Germany in 1920. He lived to 101 years old and died in Sydney. He survived the Holocaust. His story is remarkable and in the first two-thirds of the book, he describes his experiences during World War 2. He nearly died on many occasions,...
Short Devotion : 2 Corinthians 3:12

Short Devotion : 2 Corinthians 3:12

Read more of my short devotions on this blog or on Pinterest. “Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold” 2 Corinthians 3:12 Our hope isn’t wishful thinking or positive good wishes or empty promises—like crossing your fingers. These have no...