Thank You, Father, that our hope, which is rooted and grounded in Christ Jesus, is not for this world only, but has a most glorious and eternal perspective. For as Paul told the Corinthian believers, that if we were only to hope in this life, we would be pitied more that anyone else. But praise be to God, that our hope is in Christ, Who has been raised from the dead and in so doing, has become the first-fruits of those who die in the Lord.
Thank You, Father, that our citizenship is in heaven and Christ Jesus is that blessed Hope, for whom we all eagerly await, knowing that when we see Him we shall be changed into His likeness. What a glorious hope we have in Him, a hope that is secured for us in heaven, for which we praise and glorify Your holy name.
May we set our heart and minds on things above, knowing that Christ is seated at the right hand of God, that our life is hid with Christ in God, and we are complete in Him. Father, thank You for this spiritual hope that we have in Jesus, knowing that He is our eternal and abundant life and that when He appears we too will appear with him in glory. Praise Your holy name. In Jesus' name,