The Christmas Season is a Season for Faith. Faith is believing that God will do what he has promised because of who He is. Faith is present in our everyday lives. We believe, without question, that the sun will come over the eastern horizon tomorrow morning; Fall will turn into Winter, Winter to Spring, Spring to Summer, Summer into Fall and then Fall into Winter again. Without proof or evidence, we also believe that the promises made by the child born on the 1st Christmas morn will be. This child grew and fulfilled his father’s desire by telling us of things to come. “‘Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you”. John 14:2,3.
Faith and Hope go hand in hand. Faith in God brings us to Hope. Hope is the confident certainty of all that God has promised will come to pass because of who He is and what He can do. God promises us eternal life through Jesus Christ. A very famous verse tells us that “For God so loved the world he gave his only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” . John 3:16
Hope brings us to Grace. Grace is defined as Unmerited Favor. We need to do nothing for God’s Grace expect to believe in Jesus Christ as stated in John 3:16. Romans 5:2 brings Faith, Hope and Grace together in one verse.
“Through Him (Jesus) we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” Romans 5:2
by Submitted in 2015 by Virginia Pine (1952-2022)
Lord, this Christmas Season, may we rejoice with Faith, Grace, and Hope. In Jesus name, Amen.