“But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”
1 PETER 3:15
“I have this hope
In the depth of my soul
In the flood or the fire
You’re with me and You won’t let go…” Tenth Avenue North
But, what if nobody is asking about ‘the hope you have?” When I read this verse recently, as I let it marinate that day, I thought about the conversations I had throughout that week and missed opportunities on my part. I do believe that Jesus is the hope of this world, I have put my faith in him, I’ve surrendered my heart to him, and have made it public that I’m following him the rest of my days. But is the life I’m living look as if I’ve got this ‘hope’ and am willing to tell the world about it? It’s a daily surrender to Jesus, it’s a grateful heart or the life and opportunities I’ve been given, it’s the truth that “His mercies are new in the morning”, and the fact that I’m not always going to get it right. But I’m grateful for a gracious savior, and that I have access to him at all times so that I can call on him ‘in the flood or the fire’, and to remind me that he is with me, and there’s no letting go.