“People of Hope”
Luke 9: 41: “And Jesus answered and said, ‘O unbelieving and perverted generation, how long shall I be with you, and put up with you?” If Jesus felt this way, why didn’t He just give up on us? Skip the whole passion thing and go live eternally on some tropical island or something? Because He had hope in His Father’s plan, which includes us. So, did His hope stem from His divine nature, or His human nature? The question is irrelevant, because we share in both. Mankind will always come back to hope, because we are made (and born again) into God’s image, and He is the God of hope (Romans 15: 13). That makes us a people of hope.