Summary: There are those who think it foolish to hope that this world will one day know peace and be ruled by justice.
The Blessed Hope
Christmas is a time when all of us in the church are reminded just how much our heavenly Father loves us. We celebrate the first appearing of our blessed hope who is Jesus Christ.
This is our blessed hope that we might have eternal life.
God fulfilled a promise that a Saviour would be born.
Immanuel means - God with us. This fact alone should make us hopeful knowing that God is in fact with us and decided to be among us as one of us in the person of Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 2:17 (quickview)  For this reason he had to be made like his brothers in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people.
There are those who think it foolish to hope that this world will one day know peace and be ruled by justice.
Yes we can and do put our hope in Him. Our world is full of conflict of every kind, we have natural disasters and economic crisis we have political unrest and social disorder.
Still for the Christian there is a blessed hope.
I realize that in celebrating Christmas our hope is only fulfilled in part but each year as we celebrate Christmas it brings us closer and closer to the day when we will celebrate in full.
Some think it strange that we should find hope in a little child.
God’s word tells us plainly that our hope is not misplaced in this little child. It is at Christmas that we all must once again become little children we must peer into the manger with the awe and wonder of a little child.
My challenge to you this Christmas is to hope as a child hopes. A child at Christmas hopes and trusts that what they pray for will come to pass.