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(Colossians 1:3-6 NKJV) “We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, (4) since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of your love for all the saints; (5) because of the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel, (6) which has come to you, as it has also in all the world, and is bringing forth fruit, as it is also among you since the day you heard and knew the grace of God in truth;”
I pray this morning we would begin with the giving of thanks. As our devotion focuses on this morning, “Our hope is laid up for you in heaven.” The reason we know this, is because of the the truth of the gospel. Our hope is eternity with Christ, where perfect love, perfect grace, perfect peace, and perfect security lies for all eternity. Our hope is fixed on a foundation that cannot be moved.
We live at a time when everything around us appears to be unstable. The ecomomy is less stable than it has been for decades. The unemployment rate is expected to hit 10% in the near future. Terrorist seem to be able to infiltrate the United States with ease. And virtually everything we eat, breath in, and even our time in the sun is thought to cause health problems.
At this time, we need to fix ourselves on Christ. Hope in the joy of eternity in heaven. Christ sits at the right hand of the Father making intercession for us. We have an inheritance that is incorruptible, undefiled, and we are guaranteed by the Holy Spirit that it will never fade away. Hope in Christ! Christ calls us to not worry or be filled with anxiety, as those with little faith. Have great faith in a great God and may we have great hope in Him today!