Hope knows that God is for us, God will not abandon us, and God will finish the good work that was started. Hope steps out with a heart ablaze and hands committed to joining in this movement of God. Hope sees the darkness, but also knows that the light is coming.
The good news for aching hearts this season is that God is indeed with us. The good news for joyful hearts this season is that God is with us. The good news for all of us this season wherever we are and however we are feeling, is that God is with us.
A young unwed girl living in a small village that has nothing of which to boast was an unlikely choice to be the vessel for the incarnation of the Christ and an unlikely candidate to be the mother of God—except that God delights to use what is ordinary, common, and overlooked.
The truth that I have been reminded of time and again though is God is still love. God is still there. God is the God who delights in our joy and joins us in our suffering. The love of God is constant. The love of God is not always a feeling, sometimes it is, many times it isn’t. But it is always displayed towards us.