Who Is This Jesus

DECEMBER 24 ~ He Came to Give Hope

Romans 5:3-5

And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribula- tion brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Colossians 1:27

God willed to make known…this mystery…which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

I Timothy 4:10

For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers.

Lamentations 3:21-25

This I recall to mind, therefore I have hope. The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I have hope in Him.” The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the person who seeks Him.

Romans 5:13

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

My Child,
I came to give you hope. When I am living and reigning in you, you can face today, tomorrow, and forever. Let me walk with you today so that I can fill your heart with song. Also, remember this is not your home. Live with the great anticipation that you will someday enter heaven… a place that possesses “an eternal weight of glory far beyond all com- parison” (II Corinthians 4:17). Live on earth, with the hope of heaven in your heart.