Sunday, December 28, 2014
Christmas is Hope
There’s a hole in our Christmas… Maybe there’s one in yours too.
We are missing several key members of our family. Our hearts ache for them a little more at Christmas time when we are reminded more intensely that they’re missing.
But Christmas is worth celebrating. It’s about so much more than being a big happy family. So we choose to celebrate… and hope… because that is what Christmas is about.
As Ann Voscamp says, “His Glory in the Highest always runs down to meet us who are in our lowest.”
We’ll rejoice in the anticipation that, because of Christmas, we’ll see those deceased loved ones again. Because “Christmas is the beginning of the story where death itself gets killed.” And we’ll hope in the anticipation that the one who is still living, yet absent, will find his way.
Because that is what Christmas is all about…
That’s why He came…
…In the midst of a genocide
…As a homeless refugee
…Poor and powerless
That’s how the King of the Universe entered our world.
He has turned our HOLE into HOPE! So we grieve and believe. We rejoice in hope and anticipation.
Merry belated Christmas
and a Hope-filled 2015 to you!