Hope after celebration

nativityWhere does hope come from? This time of year when it’s dark, gloomy and cold we look for some kind of hope. Christmas is like that, a time to hope and celebrate. A hope for presents, good food, and good company. Maybe a good office party.

The problem is we hope for all kinds of things this time of year but once Christmas is over, it is back to normal and mundane life. We all have a sense of hope for a better life where there is happiness and joy.

Christmas is the celebration of God coming to earth in the flesh in the person of Jesus. Jesus gives us hope not just for one time, but for our time here on earth and for eternity. All we need to do is believe and seek to find out and follow Jesus’ teachings and example. By doing so the hope is for Christmas and beyond.

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