Offering Hope

Years ago a submarine was accidently rammed by a ship off the coast of Massachusetts. It sank immediately, trapping its entire crew at the bottom of the ocean.

Every effort was made to rescue the crew, but all attempts ended in failure. Near the end of the ordeal, a deep-sea diver thought he heard tapping on the wall of the sunken sub. Placing his helmet against the hull, he realized that someone was tapping out a message in Morse code. The message? “Is…there…any…hope?”

Those without Jesus find themselves trapped under an ocean of sin. They are wondering if there is any hope for them. The message of Christians everywhere should be—“Yes! There is hope! The crucified and resurrected Jesus gives hope to all who trust in him! This hope is not just for this life, but for all of eternity!”

“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.”—Romans 5:1-2


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