Our sin-ruined world is in desperate need of hope—mere hope. Hope that is unmixed and undiluted with side effects and symptoms still under the spell of the fall and captive to the curse. Wishful thinking, temporary relief, and psychological escapes will not do. We need good news that gives birth to living hope anchored in reality. Hope that cures rather than copes with death. We proclaim that there is mere hope in the crucified Christ now risen! Mere hope that renews the heart in all its hunger for meaning, purpose, and satisfaction. Mere hope that rejoices the heart even amid affliction, making much of Christ.