23rd December 2021

Jesus our hope is born

“The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!”
Luke 2:11 (NLT)

Hope is one of the three things Paul said would last forever (1 Corinthians 13:13).

People have survived many horrible situations by clinging to hope, however small or weak. For thousands of years, the hope of a Savior kept the Hebrews and then the Israelites going. They never gave up on that hope, no matter how many generations passed or what hardships they had to endure.

Jesus was the long anticipated hope come to life, not only for the Jews, but for all of humanity. The birth of a tiny baby wrapped in swaddling cloths gave hope a face, with flesh that could be touched, eyes to look into and a smile to light up the darkness.

Tomorrow we celebrate the arrival of the Deliverer, Redeemer, Savior, Anointed One and King, God with us, everyone’s hope and the bright, shining star of our hearts.

Merry Christmas and God bless you with his love and peace.

Study by Tammy Tkach

First published on 25 December 2012 at http://www.gemsofgodsgrace.wordpress.com


About the writer:
Tammy Tkach attends the Oregon, USA congregation and is the wife of former Grace Communion International President, Joseph Tkach. She is a speaker and writer, and publishes a blog at http://www.gemsofgodsgrace.wordpress.com

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