Friday, December 23, 2011


As we near closer and closer to Christmas, the birth of Jesus becomes more and more imminent.  Our focus turns toward the manger, and for a brief few days, we remember the hope that is held in that tiny baby:  the baby that comes to deliver us from this life, and prepares for us an eternity in Heaven. 

What does hope do?  It reminds us that the day’s struggles are not forever.  Our perceived “bad days,” really aren’t that bad at all.  Most of all, it tells us that this life is not forever.  This baby will grow into a man, teach our ancestors, and then die for all our sins.  It is God’s grace alone that gives us hope in this world that we don’t understand.  As we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior, thank Him for the hope that we have, and the life eternal we are promised. 

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.  I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”  John 10:10

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