18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
There is a story told about a little boy who usually went out on evangelism with his father. On this day it was rainy terribly and the father decided to call off evangelism; but the boy insisted that the rain was not stopping people from going to hell, so it would not stop him either. He got to a house and rang the bell insistently with the last tract in his hand. An elderly woman finally opened the door after his persistence banging; and the boy told her that Jesus really loves her. That Sunday, she stood in church to give a testimony. She was a first timer that day; but came to say how she had set the chair and the noose in order to commit suicide. This little boy’s persistence and insistence at her door led her to take a moment to check who it was, and it was this bright little boy telling her how much Jesus loves her.
Jesus gives us hope. She had lost her husband with whom she had lived an exclusive life. After his death, she did not see how she could go on. To the glory of God, this little boy went out to tell her how. She could have hope because Jesus Christ lives. The riches of His glory were available to her and is still available to you today (v18); and the greatness of His power toward us would not allow her to die (v19).
Jesus already died so that you and I can live eternally. God sent His Son Jesus Christ out into this terrible world so that you and I can have hope. That little boy went into the terrible rain and gave that lady hope to live; and likewise, we are all to give hope to the hopeless. May we ourselves remember the hope of our calling; and thus, give hope to others around us in Jesus’ name.
Homework: Say Father, may I always remain hopeful in you and share that hope with others.