Submitted by Fraser McDermott on Fri, 12/23/2016 - 18:00
This Christmas we have been exploring the theme of Hope. The book of Hebrews says ‘God made his promise… saying “I will surely bless you” …We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It’s an unbreakable spiritual lifeline reaching past all appearances right into the very presence of God, where Jesus, who went before us has entered on our behalf.’ (Heb 6:13,14,19,20)
Church leader Bill Hybels said ‘We steward the only message on planet earth that can give people what their hearts need most, which is hope. Hope that sins can be forgiven. Hope that prayers can be answered. Hope that doors of opportunity, that seem locked, can be opened. Hope that broken relationships can be reconciled. Hope that diseased bodies can be healed. Hope that damaged trust can be restored. Hope that dead churches can be resurrected…Of all people, we must claim that hope and live in it and radiate it to others. And we must proclaim that message of hope to everyone God gives us the opportunity to influence.’
May this Christmas be one where Hope rises in your hearts, gives you strength to live and finds the source is found in a relationship with Jesus who wants to bless us all.
Have a happy and blessed Christmas.
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