Wednesday, December 12, 2012

And Again I Say Rejoice!

The sounds and scents and sights of Christmas!  Carollers, poinsettias, twinkling lights, freshly baked cookies, brightly wrapped gifts, beautifully decorated homes, family reunions, laughter, tears, tidings of comfort and joy.  All of these and so much more.  Why?  Because it all centers around hope!

Pick up a newspaper or watch the news and the impact of pain, devastation, hunger, corruption and sin will most likely bring a deep sigh of...what?  Despair?  Hopelessness for this poor world?  But it is Christmas.  And because of Christmas, because of grace, because of God's intervention in the downward spiral of history, because of Jesus.....we have hope restored. 

Light the lights, bake the goodies, invite the friends and family, write the cards, give the gifts, sing the songs, celebrate, worship and rejoice!  Joy to the world....

"This Christmas message is that there is hope for a ruined humanity." ~ J.I. Packer ~

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