Though it was over one hundred years ago, most of us know the story of the Titanic. When the huge ship was built, it was declared “unsinkable.” Designers and engineers created what they believed to be an indestructible double thick hull. This new ship received rave reviews as the rich and famous, plus hundreds of others, bought tickets for the maiden voyage. Believing the press reports, over 2,000 unsuspecting passengers placed their hope, their faith, in the boasting of men. All this trust left the passengers drowning and sinking to their death in the water.
Since the early pages of the Bible when men worked together to build a tower to the heavens, humans have tried, in futility, to create cities, ships, and empires to make a name for themselves that will endure forever. Only Jesus lived a life that could not be extinguished. Even death itself could not end His life. And because He alone survived death and rose from the grave, He alone has the name above all names. The power of His indestructible life gives us proof that placing our faith, our hope, in Him will never fail.
Though we will always be prone to place our hope in a thousand other places: our spouse, children, family; our image, health, grades, awards, titles, accomplishments; our government leaders, pastor, friends—all of them will fail. All are destructible, sinkable, and fallible. All will disappoint except Jesus. He has given us a better hope.
Think about where you place your hope besides in Jesus? Make a list of those places or people that pull your hope away from Him.
When your hope feels shaky, thank Him that He is unmovable and indestructible. Hope placed in Him is always secure.