Our hearts yearn for a return to hope, a normalcy that we smother beneath our desires as we hurry along,
And more buying,
Under the deception of preparing for the Christmas feast of hope.
We seek hope, in ourselves, in our politicians, in world governments whether they are Capitalism, Communism, Socialism, Marxism: democratic, republic, socialistic, or communistic. However, none of these isms, lics, or tics have helped us find the hope for which we search.
These human designed isms, lics, and tics don’t know that hope. They present us with incongruent resolutions that are transient. Their failures, displayed on television, published on the Internet; printed in the newspapers; heard on the radio, have deadened our human capacity to recognize hope.
Yet, this hope walks among us in those who dare say yes.
“God wants everyone to know this rich and glorious secret inside and out, regardless of their background, regardless of their religious standing. The mystery in a nutshell is just this: Christ in you, the hope of glory) It’s that simple.” COLOSSIANS 1:27, THE MESSAGE*
Merry Christmas everyone and a Happy New Year,
Buon Natale a tutti e felice Anno Nuovo,
Feliz Navidad j Prospero Ano Nuevo
Froehe Weihnachten alle und ein gutes Neues Jahr,
Joyeux Noel et Bonne Annee
*Text changes were made in Colossians 1:27 from THE MESSAGE to offer a better understanding.