Dear Hope family,

Thought for the Week

Jesus – the Risen One

Luke 24v39 “Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see.”

We worship Jesus today because “the Eleven and those with them” (24v33) testified that they saw, touched and heard the risen Jesus. We do not follow one person’s say-so, but the testimony of many.

Being a Christian is not about positive thinking, but about thinking on the ultimate truth. It is not a mythical hope-so, but a factual know-so.

Jesus is described as the “firstborn from the dead,” (Colossians 1v18). He is not the only one, but the first. Jesus physical resurrection has a direct correspondence to our future resurrection. We have a hope and a future that goes beyond the grave.

With love and blessing,