Living Hope

God’s Word says, “In His great mercy, He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ”1 Peter 1:3

There was a time when
we put our hope in ourselves:
we had hope because
we had talent
or money
or connections
or big dreams . . .

. . . until
our hope in ourselves
lived out its days and died:
our talent didn’t take us
where we thought it would;
money dried up or was useless;
connections went sour or south;
big dreams became daily routine . . .

. . . and then
at the end of ourselves
we found in one King
living hope that cannot die:
without hope in our talent,
we trust in His power;
without hope in our money,
we store treasures in heaven;
without hope in connections,
we love one another;
without hope in big dreams,
we wake to eternity.

Devotional poem © 2016 Michael Himick. Used with permission.

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