Peter Coutts
April 15, 2018
Peter Coutts


1 Peter 1:3-9
Where is God... When It is Hard to Hope?

Peter here is talking about something fundamentally different.

He says the resurrection makes possible a “living hope”: a hope that can fuel our living, sustain our soul. What does that look like? Imagine going to a play at the theatre. Our lives are like the play, and they can be filled with ups and downs, dramas and crises, plot twists, comedy and tragedy. But the play unfolds on a stage. No matter how the story unfolds the stage remains fixed and certain and unchanged, holding up the drama being played upon it. That is what this living hope is to be for us. The stage is that hope that God is there, and cares, and we are God’s, assured by the resurrection...

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