"The righteous shall live by faith." (Romans 1:17)





“For In This Hope We Were Saved”

January 21, 2013

"For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently."(Romans 8:24-25)

In the Book of Romans Chapter 8, Apostle Paul describes the universal, cosmic salvation.  In this big picture of the kingdom of God, not only there is the love and mercy for individuals, but a big hand of God who created the world, preserves it, and lead throughout the history of mankind.  
Martin Luther King, Jr., an American clergyman and activist leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, had a dream.  A Baptist minister put the Word of God in the civil rights movement, and delivered his well-known speech, "I Have a Dream."  King had this hope in which we were saved, and strived toward this hope -- racial equality and the advancement of civil rights at his time --  that was unseen and once was deemed impossible. 
King was assassinated in 1968, but the hope that the clergyman had survived and was honored until today.  Today, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was designated as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986, and many US streets were renamed after King in commemorating his life. 
Let us continue this hope of His kingdom in our generation, taking the Word into our actions today, and influencing and advancing God's history together. 



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