It has been a long month. We have had shining moments and moments we would rather forget. There has been sorrow and joy. There has been chaos and peace. There has been anxiety and rest. The one word that seems to be missing from our world’s vocabulary is hope. Hope, however, is the one thing we do have. It is constant and unchanging in the life of the believer.

More than ever, I believe it is important that we cultivate hope within our families and community. As we look forward to Resurrection Sunday, consider ways that your family can proclaim hope to those around you. Romans 15:4-5 reminds us, “For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus.”

Rejoice! There is hope: hope that the grave is empty and our salvation is assured; hope that though weeping may last for the night, joy will come; hope that light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome (John 1:5).

There is hope. He has Risen!

Jen Wenger