Hope springs forth when it seems like all is lost. This is the message of the Christmas story. Jesus is born in the most difficult of circumstances. There was no fancy birth plan for the Son of God, but instead it was the courage and faith of Mary and Joseph and the Holy Spirit’s guidance that brought new hope into the world. “Joy to the world, the Lord has come!” Indeed, Joy to the world! The despair, the government, the frustration does not have the last word. It is the hope that God is consistently in the work of loving and redeeming the world. In Jesus, God walks with us in the very flesh that we experience. This is Emmanuel, The One who is with us and knows us. We do not walk this journey alone. Hope is just on the horizon.
Come celebrate Christmas morning with us this Sunday at 11:00 as we proclaim "Joy to the world, the Lord has come!"