Hope for the Holidays

Jesus offers real hope. And boy, do we need it these days! Our world has so many challenges, and we personally experience heartache, disappointment, and loss. The warm glow of Christmas lights, the smell of baked goods, and the perfect present cannot still the troubled soul for long. But Jesus offers us a hope that is so certain, so solid, and so sure that we can cling to it in any trouble. As Hebrews 6:19 says, “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” Hope is God’s gift to us. Our hope is in the promises of God, in His amazing love, His grace and mercy, and His power and presence in our lives. We have the hope of eternal life! And that means we can live each day as God’s people of hope. There are a lot of exciting things happening at Our Savior Lutheran Church and School this time of year. We get together for faith and fun-filled events, uplifting worship, and we share the Gospel with our community in word and deed. Through it all, we rely on and share with others the message of hope we have in our Savior, Jesus, born for us in Bethlehem. Our Sunday worship in Advent will focus on this theme of Hope for the Holidays. In addition, there are many other great ways to learn, live and share Christ this time of year. I invite you to seek out opportunities to grow in faith and to express your faith through Advent and Christmas customs that give witness to Christ. Be mindful of opportunities to give a witness when you are with family, neighbors, and coworkers. Let them know what it means to truly have real and lasting hope. I pray God’s richest blessings to you and yours as you gather, celebrate, remember, and lean on Jesus for real and lasting hope. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13


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