You Have A Reservation

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you”

1 Peter 1:3–4

Have you ever had a reservation at a restaurant you couldn’t wait to try? Your mouth waters in anticipation as you look over the menu and consider all the options. The restaurant might be packed but you have this peace knowing you have a table awaiting you, you have hope! Have you ever really sat down and thought about what it is to have a “living hope” in say comparison to merely “human hope”? Every once in a while we meet someone who is hope filled and we are attracted to them immediately for the simple fact they stand out from the crowd. They are refreshing in that they don’t just see things as they are, they see them as they hope they will be. If you watch people and listen to them, the majority of the earths population aren’t so hope filled these days but seemingly are becoming more and more hope less. Human hope starts off just fine, the future is bright until reality sets in and then the light grows dimmer and dimmer as time goes on. Human hope naturally weakens with age as our hope is tied to our own strength and when our strength begins to give out it takes hope right along with it.

That makes sense, as the older I get the more I understand the less I can do. It’s natural for human strength to weaken with age and time. The good news is that people who are truly hope filled on the other hand are those who have discovered a living hope. A hope that isn’t based upon our human strength but Gods abundant mercy. That is exactly what the apostle Peter is talking about as he reminds us that because of God’s abundant mercy He has begotten us again to a “living hope” that doesn’t fade over time. Peter writes to remind us its just the opposite, the believers hope actually grows stronger over time because the source of strength to hold on comes from God not from man! And best of all, its not even fully realized here on earth but is reserved for us in heaven one day! So, all that to say, not if but when you find yourself growing tired and losing hope just remember, you have a reservation, you have a seat at the kings table, a seat just for you!

“As for Mephibosheth,” said the king, “he shall eat at my table like one of the king’s sons.”

2 Samuel 9:11


Michael Osthimer





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