Hope is in short supply these days.
Over the past year, it has been steadily eroded by threats to our health, economic and political instability and chaotic behaviour within our communities.
As a result, stress, anxiety, and mental health problems have risen sharply for many people and with it, a loss of hope.
Our loss of hope is expressed in many ways.
- Is there any such thing as truth anymore? Who or what can I believe?
- Is there any point to life; anything worth living for?
- What is the point of living a selfless life when everyone seems to be out for themselves?
- I am afraid to die – is there anything on the other side?
Describing his experience in Reading Jail, Oscar Wilde wrote,
“Something was dead in each of us, and what was dead was hope.”
Physical lockdowns have become an inconvenient part of our lives in recent times but when the human heart loses hope, it experiences another kind of imprisonment – a lockdown of the soul – and with far greater consequences.
For these reasons, I am inviting you to join me in Easter – Reasons to Hope, a 40 Day journey through one of the most hope – filled passages in the Bible, 1 Corinthians 15.
Together we will discover there are solid reasons to hope for truth, faith, life and how we live it, and the greatest hope of all – life after death!
Be open to God during this special time because He wants to release you from your lockdown of the soul.
Why am I so hopeful about this?
Because “Christ has been raised from the dead…”