“Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2: 10-11
Christmas Eve is my favorite night of the year. It’s all about promises fulfilled, peace on Earth and God’s love joining us in a way the world had never known. To me, it’s the children’s service at a stuffed-to-the-brim church, a snowy drive to Grandma and Grandpa’s, an amazing dinner followed by Aunt Donna’s never-ending dessert tray and “Silent Night” before opening presents late into the night.
Christmas traditions may change, but one thing remains no matter where you celebrate it or whom you are with. Christ was born to bring joy and to save ALL people. God came to live a perfect life for us and offer eternal life with Him. All this in the form of a baby laid humbly in a manger. This perfect child would die humbly on a cross and rise triumphantly from the grave for you and for me.
All of us at Hope’s wish you a blessed Christmas. May you feel God’s powerful, all-giving love for you and rest in the peace of this holy night.
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2: 14
Faith, Hope & Love,