Christmas Hope

Posted: December 10, 2013 in Staff & Ministry Leaders

Grace Preschool and Kindergarten hosted a Christmas brunch for the moms of our school last week. We wanted to do something special for them as we head into the busy Christmas season. Our hope was that they would leave feeling encouraged and appreciated in their busy season of life as moms of young children.

During our time together, Jane Schmidt shared about her family’s tradition of the advent wreath and she gave a meaningful message of HOPE. I wanted to briefly share just a few highlights that stood out to me:

As Christ followers, we share hopes.

Before the birth of Jesus, the Jewish people knew the prophesy in scripture and their hope was in the coming Messiah. For us, on this side of the birth, death and resurrection of our Savior Jesus, our hope is in the return of our Mighty, Lord and King!

We all have personal hopes.

Each one of us has personal hopes; hopes for our children, hopes for health, occupations, finances, relationships, etc. What matters most is where we go with our hopes.

Jesus is our hope!

I was recently given a card from a friend that says, I pray therefore I Hope.

My heart is full of gratitude for the hope we can all have in Jesus. We can pray with confidence and great expectation about our personal hopes. And even though our hopes may not turn out the way we desire, we can place complete faith and trust in the creator of the universe to work all things together for good in His perfect plan. Do you have the hope that is found only in Jesus?

Those who hope in me will not be disappointed.

Isaiah 49:23

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13

Written by Liz Fast – Director of Grace Christian Preschool and Kindergarten

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