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June 1 – The Resurrecting Power of Hope

Praised be the Abba God of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who with great mercy gave us new birth: a birth into hope, which draws its life from the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Peter 1:3)

The Australian bush’s remarkable regeneration after a bushfire is a testament to the transformative power of hope. From the ashes of devastation, green shoots emerge, reaching towards the sun. Blackened eucalyptus trees sprout fresh leaves, and resilient grass trees send up towering spikes adorned with delicate flowers. This awe-inspiring revival reveals the hidden potential within each seed and the indomitable spirit of life itself, speaking of a profound hope that transcends the apparent finality of death. In the same way, the resurrection of Jesus Christ ignites within us a hope that defies the darkness of despair. Rooted in Abba God’s unwavering love and mercy, this hope brings forth new life from the depths of our struggles and challenges. Just as the bush regenerates after the flames, we too are given the grace to rise from life’s difficulties, propelled by a living hope towards transformation.


1. How can I cultivate a deeper trust in the transformative power of hope in my life?

2. In what areas of my life do I need to allow the resurrection light to shine, bringing renewal and healing?


Abba God, fill me with the living hope that flows from the risen Christ. Help me to see your resurrecting love at work in my life and in the world around me.


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