Hope’s Reality

Savior“Then you will know that I am the LORD; those who hope in Me will not be disappointed.” (Isaiah 49:23). Today is the day before we celebrate the arrival of our King to live a sinless life, because we couldn’t, and to die in our place and rise again to give us a life we couldn’t get on our own, a true Savior.
It’s a good time to talk about God’s timing. If you’re like me, you want the Spirit to change your life…yesterday. In most cases, God takes His sweet perfect time to replace our fallen character with Jesus’ perfect One. This is the basis for our hope. He is the author and finisher of our faith. He will finish the job.
That kind of hope was given solid footing in reality when the promised Messiah/Savior arrived in Bethlehem that first Christmas day. Jesus told His disciples, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see! For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.” (Luke 10:23-24)
When Jesus came, the hope of the prophets and kings became reality. People could see the LORD before their very eyes. His promises came true and became the basis for them and us to know our Savior.
Hope is hope because it’s not being experienced…yet. Hope takes faith that by continually listening to and following Jesus our lives will be change. Hope that is strong actually believes what is promised is already a done deal.
Jesus will change your life. Christmas is a sign of hope’s reality. Keep believing and hoping this Christmas season that your life will be changed. It most certainly will. Jesus doesn’t disappoint. He always comes through on His promises.
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