A few months back I came across a picture on the net that looked like it might have actually been a poster. On it was a picture of a teapot and the words, “Where there is tea, there is hope.” I must admit that it made me smile, even though I am more of a coffee drinker…
Can a person really find hope in tea? Maybe it would be more like comfort. I have noticed that in English television shows, it appears that all difficulties are solved by a cup of tea! Personally, I tend to be a bit skeptical of the hopeful qualities of tea even though I can quite comprehend the restorative properties of the comfort of a reliable friend, and if that is tea for someone, fine by me.
A more lasting source of hope seems to be indicated, a hope based not simply on good feelings by based upon reliable Truth, don’t you think?
Our Lord Jesus Christ offers us hope that is based upon reliable Truth. His is a hope that is based upon the fact that He has given His life for our sins, that we might have eternal life. His hope is based upon the fact that He has risen from the grave and ascended to the right hand of God, and that as He has risen, so shall we. His hope is based upon the fact that while the things of this earthly life are fleeting and perishable, our hope in Him is permanent and imperishable.
He, thus brings us a hope that transcends this present situation and lasts for all eternity. With all due respect to tea, I’ll take the hope that Jesus offers ever time!