Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in the world must first come to pass in the heart of America. (Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th U.S. president)

What Eisenhower said about American would be true of any nation and its people. The bigger question, however, is “What is the source of hope?” For Christians, who celebrate Easter today, the answer is that genuine hope comes from God, and it is guaranteed by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)