Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. (1 Pet 1:3-4)
What are the two things God has given us in his great mercy?
What does “living hope” look like in your life right now? How is it expressed?
Father, what can I say? New birth into a living hope and an eternal inheritance. I fall to my knees in gratitude, awe, and praise that you would save someone like me. I know you’ve seen everything I have done, everywhere I’ve been. And still, you make these two impossibly majestic things available to me. Your mercy knows no bounds. Let me not waste the living hope you’ve planted in me. Show me, Lord, how to embody the Lord Jesus, speak the hope he offers to others, and live confidently in the reality of your presence.