Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas is Hope

Living the Good  News! which is the gospel of Jesus Christ isn't a matter of keeping the rules so that you can earn the rewards. Living the Good News! is about thanking Jesus Christ for making Eternal Life possible. We will never be saved because we are perfect, we are saved because Jesus Christ is perfect. Therefore, if we have faith in Christ, we place our hope (our expectation) in the fact that He has told us He will save us and live in gratitude for that great blessing.

Understanding this perspective empowers you. You live differently, more confidently. You live peacefully. You withstand trials, adversity, persecution, disappointment and every other negative occurrence in life because you have hope. You know all this telestial experience is temporary and that you are on your way to a better place.

Hope, then, is the inspiration and motivation to hang in there. Hope is the mortar that holds together the brick of our eternal mansion. Hope is peace in the heart and fire in the belly. Hope brings a smile to the face whether the sun is shining brightly or storms are raging.  
Hope is Jesus Christ, and Christmas is a celebration of that hope.


Wendi said...

I love this post. One of my mantras is "there is always hope in Christ." :)

Sherrie Mills Johnson said...

Wendi, A good mantra!