Unfortunately, some people have taken the focus off of Christmas and God’s great gift to the world. Instead of pointing people to the amazing love of God, our eyes and ears are fixed upon the sins of the world. Instead of focusing on hope, the articles direct readers and the media towards what is wrong in America. There is a time for that. This is not the time. This is the time to offer more than what this world has to give.
The Christmas season is a time to encourage men and women to consider the love that caused Jesus to shed His glory that He enjoyed in heaven to enter the world through the womb of a peasant girl.
Jesus walked this earth teaching, healing, working miracles, and proclaiming the Kingdom of Heaven.
From Brokenness to Hope
Jesus came to give hope and a way to heal our broken relationships with God. The Bible tells us that there is no one who is righteous. We all sin and fall short of the glory of God. The price for that sin is death and separation from God forever.
There is much that is wrong in America, and that wrong begins with you and me. We are sinners. Yet, if we are followers of the Living God, we have a promise, “if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14Reconciliation through sacrificial love. That is the message of Christmas. Click To Tweet
May the Lord bring an awakening and revival in America that heals our land. May the Lord bring hope to those who are not His followers.
God sent His Son, Jesus, to pay the price for sin, your sins and my sins, the sins of our politicians, the sins of our president, and the sins of past, present, and future men and women
Jesus came into the world to walk this earth as the “Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.” He paid the price of our sins – He paid it all, death on the cross!Jesus offers eternal life with Him as a free gift to all who will follow HIm. Click To Tweet
This is the message we should be telling the world at this time and in this place. Hope, peace, love, and eternal life through Jesus.May the Holy Spirit profoundly touch our hearts and spirits as we meditate on the hope, peace, love, and eternal life that our Redeemer offers you and me. Click To Tweet
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” Luke 2:14
Our Heavenly Father, we are amazed and profoundly humbled by Your great love for us. Thank You for sending Jesus into the world, so that through Him we might have life with You forever. Father, America has sinned, and Your people have sinned. Cause us to humble ourselves, turn from our sins, and seek Your face. Pour out the Holy Spirit upon us and fill us with the ability to comprehend the height, breadth, depth, and width of Your great love in the message of Christmas. We praise You and honor You. Thank You for Jesus, Amen.
Please share how you will be honoring Jesus this Christmas in the Comments Section below.
4 responses to “A Time for Hope”
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I trust you have had a blessed Christmas.
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Wishing you all the blessings and joys of the hopes, dreams, and promises of Christmas and new beginnings through Jesus our Lord and Savior. Karen
Well said, Karen. Yes, Jesus came to bring hope & salvation… that, indeed, is what the world needs to hear about. The press, publishers, and pastors need to focus on the “amazing love of God”…the rest is a distraction from the enemy. There is a LOT of good in America that we can thank God for and still much to seek Him for as we celebrate the Savior this week…and always.
Jenelle, Good to hear from you. Yes, there is a LOT of good in America, AND God uses men and women who are not His followers to benefit His people, like Cyrus and Nebuchadnezzar. May the amazing love of God capture your heart and the heart of Pastor Chris as you contemplate our Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. Wishing you both love, joy, and peace, Karen