While the Year 2020 has been and continues to be an annus horrilibus, a “horrible year,” Christians should be ready to give an answer of their hope.
We are living in chaotic times. Layered crises, one on the other,
- the pandemic,
- government-initiated economic lockdowns,
- social unrest.
America’s ideals: life, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, the historic Judeo-Christian values that formed the basis of American morality, law, education, and economic opportunity – all are under attack.
It brings to mind for me the first time, as a university sophomore, I spoke in a church.
My text was 1 Peter 3:15:
“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”
We live in times when people need to hear the reason for our hope.
So you and I need to be prepared to give an answer – with gentleness and respect.
This means we must understand the issues, the questions, and we must confidently apply our Christian worldview in answering.
God is not disconcerted by breaking news. Neither should we be.
We have reason for hope.
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