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“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Peter 1:3)

Born to a living hope is not born to what you will be, for that we do not yet know, but born again by the living hope which is Christ.  He who has accomplished your salvation is leading you as your salvation unfolds through the actions of your life.  Come then and be in the journey which Christ leads.  Be a willing follower who looks to the Lord for each step of the journey.

Lord, I like to think in terms of immediacy.  You are not slow as those who are impatient see slowness, but intentional so that I am not fully aware of all that You are doing.  Lead me away from wanting to know the outcome to a desire to learn obedience.  Guide me in the way of everlasting life so that I may now and forever be led by You, my living hope, into the goodness of Your grace and mercy.

Jesus, You have taught us to believe in You.  You have told us that You go to prepare a place.  As I walk this journey of faith, help me to live in the hope into which I was born through You.  When I reach the end of this age or my life, may what I still have is hope in You.  Help me to live in that hope each and every day.  Guide me according to the Father’s will that I may be led by You to that better country.  Amen.