When I think of Christmas one word that comes to mind is
HOPE. Jesus—the Hope of the world.
He came to give us hope for the future, that one day we will be redeemed.
How comforting to know that He gives us hope in the present, giving us the assurance that we are never alone.
He has definitely given us hope over the past, assuring us through our salvation that our failures are never greater than God’s forgiveness and power to transform us closer to His image, away from our old self.
Tonight, on this Christmas Eve, the message of HOPE rings loud in my heart because
Christ was born,
lived a sinless life,
died on a cross for my sins,
rose again three days later,
and currently sits at the right hand of my Heavenly Father.
Someday, how wonderful that He will return for His own.
Merry Christmas to my family and friends! I pray that you experience great HOPE as we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, and that you will take that HOPE into 2022 as we look ahead to God’s plan for our lives.