Wednesday, December 21, 2011

12 days of Christmas day 4

Jesus Our Hope Day 4
"We have lasting hope through the salvation we have in Christ ... Hope means that even when it looks like it's all over, it's not all over yet. That's why the Bible says we can rejoice even in our tribulations. God is working in our hard times to produce proven character and hope in us."
-Dr. Tony Evans, Totally Saved

"May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you
Psalm 33-22
He is our Hope
For millions of people, the Christmas season means nothing more than parties, gifts, decorations, and time off work. For Christians, however, this time of year is a happy reminder of the hope we have because of the Savior, Jesus Christ.
Before Jesus came, God seemed like a distant dream, hidden in the temple, accessible only to the high priest. Those who worshipped Him doubted their salvation, wondered whether the sacrifices they made were acceptable.

Hope is Christ. To the person who is struggling to find work, to the single mother who is struggling to make ends meet, to the believer struggling with a life threatening illness, to anyone struggling in any fashion. If you have Jesus, you most certainly have hope. He is not a false hope, a fairy tale for children to believe in…He rose from the dead, and that ended the argument about who He is. Our hope in Him is solid and real.

Christmas renews this hope for believers. If our vision is growing dim, this hope reaffirms our hope. There is no need to doubt, the argument was settled long ago.

Jesus is the fulfillment of hope



Erin said...

What an amazing post and reminder to have hope and trust in our Lord! :)

womanwalkignupright said...

Thank you Erin! Having hope and trust in Him is so vital to our walk! It's something I learn each and everyday in new and refreshing ways!