At Christmas we, of course, rejoice about Christ’s birth. God with us. The eternal Word made flesh.
And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)
For believers, those who have repented, believed, and received Christ as Lord and Savior, God gives us hope.
God’s hope is guaranteed, just not yet seen. God’s hope is something He promises and will fulfill. What He promises are facts.
God’s gift of hope
God’s hope is a very big present that we must unwrap and learn to rely on. His hope includes:
Christ in you, the hope of glory. (Colossians 1:27)
The hope of righteousness. (Galatians 5:5)
Our living hope. (1 Peter 1:3)
Our sure and steadfast hope, an anchor of our soul. (Hebrews 6:19)
Our hope of eternal life. (Titus 3:7)
Unwrap your present!
No matter how dark the days, we are sealed by God for glory. As the days darken, let us focus on the brightness of our guaranteed eternal future. Let us practice putting our attention on God’s unseen yet promised gifts. Let’s practice rejoicing.
Let us rejoice in hope. (Romans 12:12)