There seem to be two seasons each year in which we turn our eyes of faith upon Jesus with much more intentionality: Christmas and Easter. At Christmastime, the glory of the incarnation is “good news that [causes] great joy” (Luke 2:10). And on Easter Sunday, the glory of the resurrection leads us to rejoice in the greatest news of all: “He has risen!” (Mark 16:6).
But did you know the glory of the good news of Jesus is for all year round? That’s right! As followers of Christ, we’re meant to bask in the joys of the incarnation and the resurrection every day we have breath on this earth, for it’s the good news of Jesus that empowers us to face each day with living hope (1 Peter 1:3).
This week, renew your hope by fixing your eyes of faith on Jesus (Hebrews 12:2). How? By remembering what he’s done for you. He took on flesh, endured the cross, defeated death, and is now at the right hand of the Father, preparing a place for you. What joy and what hope!