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Friday, January 22, 2010

Praise To God For A Living Hope





"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living
hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the
dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil
or fade- kept in heaven for you, who through faith are
shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation
that is ready to be revealed in the last time.

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while
you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.
These have come so that your faith- of greater worth
than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire-
may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory
and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed."

1Peter 1: 3-7



God has given us a living hope in Christ so that we will not stumble because of the many obstacles and enticing traps in this decadent and perishing world. In the utter darkness of modern man 's existence, the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead has given us a living hope of the same resurrection we will experience when Jesus Christ comes back to claim His glorious bride- His church. And though we suffer persecutions and calumnies in this world, that living hope is kept in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who strengthens us with power from on high. So we must not weaken and be discouraged when we feel we are swimming against the ocean of decadence and wanton living which the world is now experiencing. Our God is faithful to all His promises and we can hold on to these same promises to keep us above water and not sink in the quagmire of the world's sinfulness. In the end, we will receive the glorious crown of righteousness when the Lord is finally revealed at the end times.




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Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
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9 comments:

teJan said...

thanks for sharing this inspirational song. Amen..He Alone is worthy in our praise!

God Bless!

GAGAY said...

thanks kuya mel for sharing this..honestly,i missed stopping by here!!! :( :( :(

and oso, i miss u too!! happy blogging!see u around!!!
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Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi teJan,
Yes, He alone is worthy of our praise and worship. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Gagy,
I miss you too, yung mga nakakatuwa mong adventures at kwelang anecdotes. Nagkakaproblema lang ako pag nagpupunta sa site mo dahil mahirap mag open yung comment section mo. Pero dadalaw ulit ako. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always my young friend.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Gagay,
Sorry Gagay, na murder ko yung pangalan mo, lol. Medyo inaantok antok pa kasi ako, hehehe, lol. God bless ulit.

kathy said...

Hi Kuya! Salamat po for this inspiring post. It strengthens our conviction to just keep on proclaiming our faith in Him and continue to worship HIM!

Sorry po tlaga, hinsi ako masyadong makabisita kasi malapit na ang bday ni Fifi, so ang nanay busy na for preparation... Parang ako ang mg-bibirthday! hehehe

Andami ko nang utang sayo pero makakabawi rin ako...

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Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Kathy,
You don't have to apologize, you owe me nothing. In fact you brought so much happiness to my life by your very positive responses to my articles. I feel that I have not written them in vain. Dapat naman talagang mag prepare ka sa birthday nang paborito kong baby superstar na si Fifi. Mag post ka lang nang mga pictures nang birthday niya para naman nakakasubaybay kami sa kaganapan nang buhay ninyo. Kayong mga kaibigan kong mommies sa blog world kasama mo dun sina Rose, Dhemz, Bambie dear, Shy at iba pa ay itinuturing ko na ring mga pamilya ko at ipinananalangin ko kayong lahat lalo na ang mga anak ninyo. Gayon na lang ang pagaalala ko sa inyo lalo na kay Shy kapag me problema siya. Salamat sa dalaw at inspiring comments. God bless you all always.

Steve Borgman said...

It's truly great to be reminded of hope in the midst of suffering. I especially think of the people of Haiti, especially the believers who were part of the recent devastation. This passage speaks to them in the midst of tragedy. May the believers in the other parts of the world unite to relieve their burdens.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Steve,
Yes, I think all well meaning Christians are praying for them in the midst of their national tragedy. May they learn valuable lessons in this calamity and may they seek the Lord in their lives. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.