encouragement side

"...Christ in you, the hope of glory."

-Colossians 1:27

Shortly before his death, Mark Twain wrote, “a myriad of men are born; they labor and sweat and struggle for bread; they squabble and scold and fight; they scramble for little mean advantages over each other. Age creeps upon them; infirmities follow; shames and humiliations bring down their prides and their vanities… The burdens of pain, care, misery grows heavier year by year… and they vanish from a world… which will lament them a day and forget them forever.” How sad it is that the majority of people in the world, from the rich and famous to the poor and unknown, have no true hope beyond the grave. But a believer is "born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." Our faith is in Jesus, who said, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die." Be encouraged!

References: Colossians 1:27; 1 Peter 1:3; John 11:25, 26