My Hope

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This is the source of my hope. The empty tomb.

And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty. . . . And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins! Then also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable. But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. — 1 Corinthians 15:14, 17-21

Christ is risen. He was seen by Cephas, then by the 12, then by 500 people at the same time, then by James, then by the apostles, then by Paul. And that doesn’t count the women who saw Him.

His tomb is empty, and He is both interceding for me at His Father’s right hand and preparing a place for me. As Isaiah prophesied, “Death is swallowed up in victory.” And as Paul wrote, “Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

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2 responses to “My Hope

  1. Tom

    myderbe,

    Did you take that picture? That looks amazingly like a monument in Covington Virginia in the cemetery where my Mother is buried.

    Tom

  2. I did not take the picture.

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