Three weeks from today the Catch-A-Dream Bass Classic will be underway! But today, as we observe and celebrate Easter, the most Holy and significant of all our Holidays, let us bear in mind that it is because of the resurrection that occurred on this day long ago that we have reason to HOPE. The one who brought HOPE into the world, Jesus Christ, willingly suffered that cruel physical death on the cross as a substitute for each of us, in order that we might have HOPE for eternity. His death paid our ransom, and his resurrection secured our eternal victory over death. His last words on the cross say it all “It is finished.” Our debt has been paid. All we are required to do is believe. “For God so loved the world, that He sent His only begotten Son, that whoever believes upon Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” HOPE does, indeed, exist!