For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18)
When we look around us and see all of the suffering and pain that is going on in this world it sometimes makes us feel that there is no hope left. But of course this thought is only foolishness for a believer in our Lord. There is no hope for the perishing who have decided to turn their backs on God.
For us who believe that Jesus is who He says He is, the only Son of God, and believe that He died on the cross for the sins of all the human race so they could live, and on the third day He rose again, this is the "blessed hope" that keeps us all going in this fallen and sinful world.
Father God, it is my prayer that all of those who have not accepted Your free gift of Salvation will do so today.