1 Peter 1:3-4
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead 4 and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you”
Christians are people who have been reborn. We have been reborn because our sins have been forgiven. Our sins have been forgiven because we have confessed them and asked for forgiveness, and we have recognized Jesus Christ as our Lord and savior.
When this happened, we were indwelled by the Holy Spirit who began to change us and mold us into the very image of God. We became and are becoming a new creation in Christ.
Because of this, we are a people of a great and living hope, a hope that cannot be shaken. It is the hope of eternal life.
May the love of Christ be with you
Rev. Eric Lanier (Retired)