Light an Advent Candle for Hope

Let
us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith
brings. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is
faithful.

Hebrews 10:22-23 (NLT)

On
the first Sunday of Advent, my church lights a candle for the hope that Jesus’
birth brings (other churches may light the Advent candles in a different
order).

What
is the hope Jesus offers?

We
use the word casually these days, hoping for a sunny day, hoping there’s no
traffic, hoping you understand. At this time of year kids are hoping Santa
brings what they want. In today’s language hope is the same as wishful
thinking.

Christian hope has nothing to do
with wishful thinking. (tweet this)

It
is far more certain, actively looking forward to something with great
confidence. Hope knows that God will fulfill His promises. Christian hope trusts
God.

I
find hope in knowing that the world is not as it should be. Especially amid the
current divisiveness, I depend on Jesus returning to restore peace and justice
to the world. I find snippets of hope when one person loves another as Jesus
intended.

I
also feel hope knowing I’m not alone. Through the Holy Spirit, Jesus is with us
every moment. He longs to be in relationship with us, comforting, guiding and
reassuring our hope.

Hope assures us that God is in control.

Hope is the light that guides us out of the darkness.

Hope allows us to praise God with gratitude in all
circumstances.

Hope gives us power to transform daily life.

What brings you hope?

#SeedsOfScripture #Advent #hope

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