Over two thousand years ago, Hope was born.
In a world so far astray from what God intended, Hope was given a physical body, the breath of life, the opportunity to live among those desperately in need of Him.
In this world, so far astray from what God intended, Hope is still present, still offered.
Hope for reconciliation with God. Hope for salvation. Hope for something beyond this world. Hope for peace and love, for justice and mercy and compassion.
Hope’s name is Jesus.
The Christmas tree topper can signify the star that pointed the way to His manger or the angels who sang His praise–either way, it should serve as a reminder to rejoice in the Hope God has given us. Without Hope, there is nothing to celebrate.
The tree topper encourages us to raise our eyes above the presents, above the tinsel, to the reminder of the invaluable gift given us long ago–the “gift that keeps on giving” delivered by One who “cares enough to send the very best.”
CW blog gang’s Christmas post line-up:
Dec. 5: Tracy Krauss, Expression Express
Dec. 9: Sheila Hollinghead, Clearing Skies
Dec. 10: Chris Depew, The Beulah Land Blog
Dec. 13: Liberty Spiedel, Word Wanderings
Dec. 14: Lynn Mosher, Heading Home
Dec. 15: Victor Travison, Lightwalker’s View
Dec. 17: Traci Bonney, Tracings
Dec. 18: Sarah Grace, Write-Minded
Dec. 20: Edward Lewis, Sowing the Seeds
Dec. 21: Stacey Vaughn, Writinglite
Dec. 23: Nona King, Word Obsession
Dec. 24: Ruth Rockafield, Power of the Pen
Dec. 29: Brian Jones, Alambraidria