The Season of Hope
The Christmas season is the season of hope. For those of us who know, and hope in, Jesus, it really is a season of hope. It reminds us of our salvation and our coming final salvation. It reminds us that, whether life has gone pleasantly for us or it hasn’t, we have hope, and that hope rests securely in someone who will not and cannot fail. God demonstrated that to us in sending his only son to dwell among us as one of us (Romans 8.32).
Part of celebrating the hope we have received is extending that hope to others. Christmas is not just about what we have received. Christmas, the coming of Jesus Christ into the world, is about God sending his son to rescue many, many people from their sins (Matthew 1.21). We are the people of that message. We are the people who have hope.