Yesterday was the first Sunday of Advent. Our church had a wonderful service to kick off this season. (The service should be posted on here tomorrow.)
They’re four weeks of Advent and each has a candle with a theme.
The four themes are hope, peace, love and joy.
I also am starting a series today on the important aspects of Christmas leading up to the day that we celebrate the arrival of the “True Meaning Of Christmas”.
Let’s kickoff the series of by keeping with the theme of the first Sunday of Advent, hope.
Hope is so important to faith in God and it predates Christianity. The Jewish people long hoped for their Messiah. Jesus is that long awaited Messiah.
We as Christians have hope in Jesus, we have hope in the promises He has made to us, we have Hope in eternal life, we have hope in God’s Kingdom.
We have hope in it’s truest form because of our hope in God.
At Christmas we are reminded of this hope as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
It’s a time when we can look back and reflect knowing how difficult the circumstances were, are and will be that we can have hope in the One who was, is and yet to come.
If you’re reading this and haven’t put your Hope in God, do so today. I am not telling you that your life will become easier, in fact it probably will become harder but in the end it’s all worth it because we have hope in the imperishable, the eternal, the true and living God.
Have a Blessed and Hopeful Week,
Scripture Reading Plan:
Monday – Malachi 3:1-4
Tuesday – Luke 1:68-79
Wednesday – Philippians 1:3-11
Thursday – Luke 3:1-16