In the darkness, into the chaos, hope comes. The dark sky split as angels proclaimed good news of great joy for all the people; for in the city of David, a Savior, Christ the Lord was born. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, so that whoever believed in Him would not perish, but have eternal life.
Hope is born. Immanuel, God with us. A child born to us, a son given to us; and the government rests on His shoulders; and His name is Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. Joy to the world, the Lord is born. Hope is born. A new day dawns with new mercies. The Word became flesh and His glory shines in the darkness, the true light lights the world, and those who receive Him become children of God.
Hope is born. Hope is born for you, in you, forever with you, forever for you, never to leave or forsake you. Father to the fatherless, defender of widows and orphans, mender of the brokenhearted, sight restorer, hope restorer, Jesus comes.
In the storm, Jesus says “Come”. To the one sick and hurting, Jesus says “Come” to His healing and restoration. To the one needing hope, Jesus says “Come” to His soul-filling, life eternal. Come to Jesus, come to His love, come to His eternal hope.
Christ Jesus is your hope. This hope is an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused you to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. For you, for forever, hope is born.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the gift of Jesus Christ and His mercy and grace. Thank You that the joy of Jesus Christ comes with Your eternal hope. Thank You that through Jesus we are given forgiveness and right standing with You. Thank You that Your hope is always present, always with us, to help us through every day through all eternity.
God’s Timeless Truth
“Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,’ which translated means, ‘God with us’ (Matthew 1:23).
“For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).
At the birth of Jesus, the angel said to the shepherds, ‘Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:10-11).
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:1-14).
“…Christ Jesus (the Messiah), our Hope” (1 Timothy 1:1).
“Praised (honored, blessed) be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah)! By His boundless mercy we have been born again to an ever-living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Peter 1:3, AMPC)
“[Now] we have this [hope] as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot break down under whoever steps out upon it—a hope] that reaches farther and enters into [the very certainty of the Presence] …” (Hebrews 6:19).
All verses NASB unless otherwise noted.