What is hope? Hope is wanting something to happen. We hope for many different things. When we are children, we may hope for a new toy, a baby sister or an invitation to a friend’s birthday party.

As adults, we hope for different things — maybe a house, a car or nice weather for a special event. But through God’s grace, we can hope for things that are impossible for us to do alone. We know that these things are possible with God.

Our Bible Reading tells us about something Christians hope for. Verse 2b says, “And we are very happy because of the hope we have of sharing God’s glory.” Through Jesus’ death on the cross, we receive salvation and the hope of living with God forever. This encourages us to remain strong as we face problems every day.

Take time today to think about God’s promise of eternal life. Thank Him for your hope through Jesus.