But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: (1 Peter 3:15 KJV)
This graphic was a reminder for me to to give my answer to anyone who will take time to listen – or read. Please forgive me for the missed opportunities, and I am prepared to write of hope.
Someone asked my daughter what will happen to my husband if he is not given his MG treatments and her immediate response was, “He’ll die.” The questioner was not ready for her un-sugar coated reply. They were expected something along the lines of alternate treatment. Unfortunately, those will be available when/if he goes into crisis caused by the build up of protein created by the auto-immune disease.
Please do not be concerned – our medical centers today are prepared to treat these crises, but it did remind me that there are places in our world today where there is no hope for such treatments. We are not experiencing a lack of hope, but our hope not solely based on the medical community. Ours is based on Bible verses that we accept as truth:
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. (Psalms 16:9 KJV)
Yes, we can be glad and rejoice because we have hope – and we know that comes from faith:
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1 KJV)
It is almost impossible to explain that verse, that hope, to people who do not accept that this world, this universe, was created and did not occur by accident. Those often cite scientific discoveries, yet many scientists do believe in a Creator even as they endeavor to understand how this universe works.
Where (or what) is your hope? Is it man-made? Is the man who made it sufficient to sustain that hope? By what means?
My hope is in a God who made plans before He created. A God who loves mankind, proving that love with the gift of saving grace. A God who prepared a place for us. A God who inspired men to write about Him and what He wants us to know that:
And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
(1 Corinthians 2:4-7 KJV)
Please wonder about this mystery and continue to read His word to grow faith:
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17 KJV)