Our Living Hope
December 11, 2016
1 Peter 1:3-9
Most Christmas movies that come out each year revolve around some hopeless situation where the main character needs a miracle to happen and, somehow, some way, it happens – their hopelessness turns into joy and their bleak situation turns bright. That’s literally the truth of the Christmas story. God had been silent with Israel for 400 years when, on an ordinary day, something extraordinary happened. An angel spoke to a teenage girl named Mary, telling her that Jesus, the Savior of the world would be born to her. And the angel said two things that are so powerful: “…the power of the Most High will overshadow you” (Luke 1:35), and “no word from God will ever fail.” (Luke 1:37)
God sent His son to this planet to bring eternal hope and salvation, to provide you with His overwhelming power, and the promise that’s attached to those statements is that God never breaks His promises. The Christmas season represents the fact that God is a miracle-worker and He longs to use you in His plan to bring hope to the nations.