Boasting in Our Hope
On Sunday, I used a quote concerning Hebrews 3:6 — “But Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son. And we are his house, if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.” How do we do that? What does the end of verse mean. Here is the quote again — We are Christ’s house as we “hold fast to God’s work for them in Christ, which includes all that has been promised. The realization of these promises is a hope that is yet unseen (11:1).” I was reminded yesterday of how Chronicles of Narnia ends and its description of some of what our hope entails.
And as He [Aslan] spoke, He no longer looked to them like a lion; but the things that began to happen after that were so great and beautiful that I cannot write them. And for us this is the end of all the stories, and we can most truly say that they all lived happily every after. But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on for ever: in which every chapter is better than the one before. — Farewell to the Shadowlands from the Last Battle
Considering our Apostle and Great High Priest gladly with you,