As I finish my reading of Paul’s letter to the Roman Christians, I
find this brilliant conclusion to this treatise of God’s grace to broken humans.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so
that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope”. Romans 15:13
Instead of instilling fear of the future and gloom in the present,
Paul presents the outcome of the good news to be - filled with hope, joy and peace. In our sad,
sick, suffering world, this is only possible by God working for us, His Holy
Spirit working in us and Jesus Christ coming again.
Our God is a blessed (happy) God. For those who trust, rest and hope
in Him, we too are blessed.