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Best Christmas Ever:A Season of Hope

By Pastor Billy Register, 
True Life County Church

Posted 12/31/69

Well, Thanksgiving is over, and we now turn our eyes toward the Christmas season. Just look around if you’re not sure. Decorations are out in force. Christmas is a season of hope, a time when the …

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Best Christmas Ever:A Season of Hope


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Well, Thanksgiving is over, and we now turn our eyes toward the Christmas season. Just look around if you’re not sure. Decorations are out in force. Christmas is a season of hope, a time when the world is inspired by the promise of joy, peace, and the redemptive power of love. It's a season that celebrates the birth of Jesus, the embodiment of hope for every Christian around the world.

At the heart of the Christmas story lies the gift of hope, a concept deeply embedded in Christian faith. The birth of Jesus was a beacon of hope for humanity, as He came to bring salvation and reconciliation between God and His people. Isaiah 9:6 reads, "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."

The act of gift-giving at Christmas reflects the generosity of God, who gave the greatest gift of all in Jesus. As Christ-Followers, we pursue the example of God's love by sharing with others and offering gifts, just as the Wise Men brought gifts to Jesus. It's a time to share hope, kindness, and goodwill with those around us.

While we celebrate Christmas on a specific day, the spirit of hope and redemption should be a continuous practice. We are encouraged to “Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances." (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). Christmas offers an opportunity to express this gratitude for the hope and salvation we find in Jesus, a gratitude we should carry with us all year round.

Christmas is a time of great hope, symbolizing the promise of redemption and renewal. It's a season that celebrates the birth of Jesus, who brings hope to a world in need. May this Christmas be a joyous occasion for you and your family, filled with hope, love, and a heart full of praise for the Savior of the world. Make this your best Christmas ever!

You can write the Pastor at pastorbilly@findtruelife.com