Some days, even before you wake up, it’s a bad day. As we go through life the hits we take can get harder and harder. When we put our ultimate hope in non-ultimate things, we end up ultimately disappointed. What are you placing your ultimate hope in? What gets you out of bed every day? What calls you back up after you’ve been knocked down? Is it the hope of having fun on the weekend? Is it the hope of having a satisfying career? The hope of finding a greater level of romance or friendship? The hope of raising happy, healthy kids? The hope of being seen as brilliant, beautiful or talented? The hope for fame and recognition? Those are all good things to hope for, but they are not ultimate things, and that means they will ultimately disappoint you even if you get them. These hopes are not strong enough to give you a strong life. Jesus is saying to us today, I am the ultimate hope. I am the resurrection. I am the life. Hold on to that truth this week!