This Christmas, I reflect on hope. When the Savior was born, He was hope to the world. You might say, “But, I’m overwhelmed. I have no hope.” Scripture tells us that hope comes from God.

Today, in just one day, I saw and spoke to people on both side of the spectrum. Those with hope and those lacking hope.

I witnessed so much hope. To name a few, I greeted a man who was just released from the hospital after receiving a heart transplant. A teenage girl came up to me crying saying that she was overwhelmed with God’s love in her life. Children playing in the snow (fake snow but they still loved it.) A young lady in tears after hearing a beautiful song sung at church.

I also witnessed those going through overwhelming circumstances. Sadness. Depression. Thoughts of suicide. Exhaustion. Sickness. Pain.

No matter which side of the spectrum you are on, know this. God loves you more than you know. He can give you hope. Not just any type of hope. he can give you a confident hope. He loves you that much.

Romans 15:13 – I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.

You are loved. Merry Christmas.

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