Series: The Hopes and Fears of All the Years
As Christmas draws near once again, what are the hopes and longings of your heart? Some hope to have the whole family together for the holiday—a warm cozy home with everyone around the dining room table. Some look forward to the fresh start of a new year, a better year, a happier year, or at least one without so much struggle. Some hope for a little less bad news, a little more peace in this world. For too many, these hopes will be dashed. Instead, their fears of family squabbles, personal disappointment, and continued unrest in the world will be the reality.
That shouldn’t surprise us because these things are not what Christmas is about. Christmas is about the faithful love of our God. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Peace comes to those on whom God’s favor rests. His favor rests on us because of Christmas, because his Son took on flesh and blood, because Jesus died so that we could live.
As we prepare for Christmas this year, God help us focus on the fact that all our hopes and fears are answered in the Christ Child.