Jesus has brought about much hope into this world. How can you show this hope to those around you today?
It is fascinating to think that if there was a moment when God could have revealed his plan with a grandiose and magnificent display, it would be Jesus’ birth. Instead, we see that Jesus’ birth was extremely modest and simple.
Perhaps the greatest Christmas miracle is that a young and vulnerable woman could have such faith and courage.
May our rulers and leaders have many moments of being startled by God’s creation, and may these moments lead them to value and protect all people, all creatures and all of nature within our glorious universe.
Though Jesus may not have brought down Caesar or Herod, he revealed God’s desire for the oppressed to be free in his incarnation, giving liberative hope to all who bear the yoke of oppression.
Let us give with joyful hearts this Christmas season, and see how much you receive from the act of loving.
Let us continue to live in awe and faithful obedience.
Let’s focus together on God’s restoration in our lives and trust God in the unexplainable.
We could all use a little restoration right now.
Anger comes easily when the things that keep us up at night are dismissed, even if for good reason and by those we respect.