“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:16-17
Hello everyone! Happy Christmas Eve…and welcome today, to Sunday Inspiration…thru the Risen Hope Ministries! Before I begin, I would like to wish everyone, a very Merry Christmas…from the Risen Hope Ministries…and I pray that you will truly find Jesus, to be your greatest gift this Christmas!
You know…Christmastime seems to be a time, when my heart especially goes out to those who are facing great moments of trial. I’m sure that there will be some who will not be home for Christmas this year…like those in the hospital or even our military, while others in this world continue to face hard times, which only makes it that much more difficult to find a reason to celebrate Christmas.
These moments of great trial can cause us to lose hope, in ever walking out of these difficult moments…and believe me when I say; that I truly understand moments such as these. I have come to see numerous times; that hope can easily fall from us, as the trial continues to walk us down these darkened paths.
No matter what you may be facing today, I would like to give you a gift, from my heart to yours this Christmas and it’s a gift of hope that will never fade away…a gift of hope that continues to shine, in the darkest times. This gift of hope came into the world thousands of years ago and the light of its presence has never once flickered out.
As we think back to the time when Jesus was born into this world, we see shepherds and kings that bowed down before Him, as a great host of angels rejoiced within the heavens. This was one of the greatest moments in history; because this wasn’t just an ordinary birth and an ordinary baby; but instead, it was a birth that would bring a light of hope back into a darkened world.
As we celebrate Christmas this year; let’s lay aside all other gifts and open the one that can truly breathe life back into us…a gift that is like no other…and like the angels…let us praise the One, who has come to us…the One who has become our gift of hope; that we may not have to walk thru darkness alone.
Today, you may be going thru a difficult time in your life and your path may seem so dark; that you can’t find your way out of these difficult moments. You may be alone this Christmas or you may not have much. Don’t worry my friend because Jesus longs to give you the best Christmas you could ever have. In fact, He’s already provided the gift…all you have to do is open up the gift He has so loving and freely given to you and allow it to shine within your darkness.
You know…a materialistic gift first brings joy to our hearts; but with time, the gift begins to fade into the background of our lives, as it becomes older or even broken down; but the gift of hope that has been given by a loving Savior, will never fade with time; but will always be there for us, to bring light and warmth, unto a pathway that can sometimes seem so dark and lonely.
The question I have for you now; is will you take hold of this gift that is being given to you so freely, thru Jesus Christ? Let this be the best Christmas you could ever have and take hold of the gift of hope. I know from experience; that once you open this gift of hope…life will never be the same, as you begin to experience the reason, for why this lowly babe came into the world...so many Christmas’ ago!
Blessings on your Sunday & Merry Christmas!
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About the Author
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain is the author of 16 books, which range from devotionals, to quotes and poetry...to the story on her life..."Baby Steps: A Journey with God through a Lifetime of Pain and Heartache."