What are you getting for Christmas?
Do you remember writing your annual letter to Santa? You tried to convince him that you were good all year just so you could get your favorite toy. I remember getting the Sears Christmas Catalogue as early as September and made my list. I had high hopes for Christmas.
Yet, life has a way of dashing our hopes. I suppose the older we get the more cynical we can become. Wishing for something doesn’t make it so.
If we aren’t careful, Christmas will leave us hopeless. But Christmas is full of hope. God had such high hopes for humanity that He gave His own Son to be born a baby, then live and die on the cross to provide a way to have an eternal relationship with us. I think God has more hope in us that we have in Him. Hope is the knowledge that our future is better because of Jesus.
This Sunday I continue our Christmas sermon series, The Gifts of Christmas. I will be talking about finding and giving hope at Christmas. From the story of the wise men I will talk about “Give the Gift of HOPE” from Matthew 2:1-11. Don’t you hate to wait to open presents on Christmas? The wise men had to wait to find baby Jesus. And sometimes we must wait for God to provide our hopes. When you have to wait, what can you do? I will share with you two practical actions you can do when you are waiting on God.
Join us this Sunday @ 10:30 a.m.