Have and Need

“For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority s upon his shoulders; and He is d Wonderful Counselor, Mighty , Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
– Isaiah 9:6 (NRSV)

Okay. Be honest. Did you have your Christmas tree up at the beginning ofNovember? Anyonehave it up before Halloween this year? I mean, come on! We need the excitement and magic that Christmas brings. Right? After the yearwe have had?! We need Christmas. Maybe you are one of those who strictly doesn’t do the Christmas thing until after Thanksgiving is over…
Did you still this year?

I think we have all been anticipating this season. I know I have! We have been bogged down with COVID, killer bees, racial injustice, , and more. We need Christmas. We need hope. We need .

As you probably well know – made a promise well before came…that would come. That would be and bring the that we needed so desperately. That s people needed so desperately. Do you feel like this year you need that ? You need to be reminded of ’s promises in your ? Do you need to be reminded of the hope that brings to us in all the different seasons of ?

It’s been a hard year. For so many reasons for so many people. Many of us have had anxiety, frustrations, cried, yelled, laughed, cried some more probably… I am thankful that is . That shows us His through Christ. And that through and the promises that keeps we can have hope. Because let’s face it. At the end of this year and as we move into the next year – we need hope.

Where do you see hope in your today? Thank for those glimmers of hope. Thank for His continued .