Uncertainty is the worst. It causes a lot of stress. There is the inability to make plans. Then constantly changing those plans. There is the mental burden, the mind spinning, the trying to find the solution that will bring clarity. 

Uncertainty is the worst. And these are certainly uncertain times. Over the past year, things kept changing. The things I thought were certain weren’t. Things I was told were true weren’t. Nothing seemed certain. It still doesn’t. 

In such uncertain times, people need hope. They need to believe there are answers—solutions to what they are experiencing. What are some things people are hoping for right now?

 “I hope this virus goes away so life can get back to normal.”

 “I hope I get a job soon.”

 “I hope our country can heal.”

It is important to have hope. The problem is that most of the time the hope people have is really no hope at all. It is nothing more than a wish, a dream, a “Wouldn’t it be great if…?” There is nothing certain about such hope. And so, this kind of hope isn’t much help. 

As we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead we also discover that what happened outside of Jerusalem that first Easter Sunday nearly two thousand years ago gives us a different kind of hope—a sure and certain hope.