I found myself thinking about the title of this series. It reminds us that hope is here – it is right before us and present, if we only look for it and have the faith to accept it.

In this world, there may be those feeling hopeless, feeling there is ‘no light at the end of the tunnel’ for their own personal situation, and yet … Jesus gives light to the darkest of places.

Light and dark are opposites. In the light, we see our way clearly, while in the dark, we stumble and fall. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12 ESV). What a wonderful promise is found in this verse!
A promise we can all claim for ourselves by believing on Him who gives us a gift that is worth much more than gold, silver or diamonds – the gift of hope!
As we think about Christmas time – the time when that Light, Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, came to our world as a baby, was laid in a manger, and went on to suffer for us on the cross before rising again, let’s consider - where is our hope? In the words of the well-known hymn written by Edward Mote, “Our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name”.

If you have not already experienced that hope for yourself, and you want to know Him who is the Light of the World, the one who gives light and purpose to our lives for today and for eternity – reach out in faith and He will change your life forever.
By Andrea Grattan