Today is the beginning of Advent. The beginning of the Christmas season. The beginning of Hope. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (John 1:1) If we place our hope in the things of this world, we will be disappointed; but if we place our hope in the Lord Jesus, we will have eternal life, joy unspeakable, peace, and contentment. Does this mean there will be no sorrow or pain or disappointment? I wish! But as long as we are in this world we will have these things and more. So what difference will it make when you put your trust in Jesus? He promises to be with you every step of the way. He was with me during my darkest hours of battling cancer and He will be there with you. He promises to never leave us.
So today, This Day, trust Him, acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths. Begin this Christmas with a new hope.
Peace and Joy,