The cultural definition of hope is that of wishing something will come true. The biblical definition of hope is that of confident assurance or expectation.
Jesus, the Christ, said that He would return for His own. The angels at His ascension said that He would come again in like manner as His followers saw Him go.
We do not hope for His return in the cultural sense. He was here once and He is coming back! Christ promised and God cannot lie.
It maybe today.
…let the word of Christ dwell (take up its life) in you richly…
Something to meditate on: Is there any evidence available today, which would indicate that Jesus, the Christ, has been here before?