When it comes to hope, so often we either have too little or we place it in the wrong things. Some of us have trained ourselves not to hope, having been disappointed too many times along the way, and some of us have known feelings of despair for too long even to consider the possibility of real hope. The weeks of Easter serve as an annual reminder for us that hope is founded upon the loving action of a faithful God who is determined to demonstrate that life—not death—gets the last word.
Hope Springs Eternal
Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021
Mark's telling of the Easter story is a strange mixture of fear and hope, which is a fitting depiction of life in the world: hope and fear intermingled, inextricably tied together. But this is no ordinary hope; the hope we discover at the empty tomb is eternal, unending, undying hope.