As we are in the Christmas season, I am reminded that, “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us…” Over 2000 years ago, God wrapped himself in human flesh and became man to redeem us. God, in Christ, became the Savior and the Hope of a lost and suffering world.
The report of hope: As Jesus began His Galilean ministry, “The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light. And upon those who sat in the region and the shadow of death, light has sprung-up!” Matthew 4:16
We serve the God of hope, the God of a better day. You may be in a personal (or a church body) setback, but you serve the God of hope. Hope has a voice. Hope says, “With every ending, there is a new beginning!” Hope says, “The bitter things will turn sweet!” Hope says, “Don’t rejoice against me oh my enemy when I fall, I will arise. And when I sit in darkness the Lord will be my light!” Hope says, “There may be disappointment and weeping for the night, but joy will come in the morning.” Hope says, “God will have the last word in every setback and heartbreak, and in the midst of darkness, light will spring up!”
Mary and I love you, and we decree to you and yours a Merry CHRISTmas!
NRP Senior Overseer