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The Hope of the Nations

by | Dec 2, 2022 | Genuine Hope | 0 comments

“Behold, my servant whom I have chosen,
my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased.
I will put my Spirit upon him,
and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.
He will not quarrel or cry aloud,
nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets;
a bruised reed he will not break,
and a smoldering wick he will not quench,
until he brings justice to victory;
and in his name the Gentiles will hope.”

Matthew 12:18-21

Earlier this week I heard someone refer to the state of the world who responded that there is only one hope and that hope is not found in any politician or political party. There is only one.

In the passage above, Matthew draws from Isaiah’s prophecy of Christ’s ministry. We have hope for today and we have hope for the future if it is based on Christ’s work.

Why do we sometimes feel hopeless? Consider this quote from C.S. Lewis –

Sadly, many of us are so tethered to this world and the things it offers that we scarcely take thought of the world to come. Yet it is precisely by reflecting often on the joys, beauties, and satisfactions of eternal life in the world to come that we find a hope that empowers us to live fully for Christ today.

CS Lewis, Mere Christianity


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