March: Saved By Hope

If it were not for the hope and promise of our Lord’s soon return, how many would be able to endure the trials of this life?  But hope, that sure and stedfast anchor of the soul, not only enables us to endure our trials and carry our cross, but to do so joyfully.

It was hope that gave us Hebrews 11.  And even the Lord Jesus Himself looked ahead to the certainty of victory, enabling Him to endure the cross and despise its shame, thereby conquering death and assuring our salvation.  This most important ingredient in the Christian life must be cultivate and grown as we progress along the path.