The True Gift of Christmas
Hope is an gift of that first Chirstmas. The shepherds experienced heaven opening and the angelic hosts bringing a message of hope! The lights of heaven pierced the darkness of their day and the darkness of their hopeless souls and released expectation and the realization that the faithfulness of God had broken through in their day!!! Jesus in His humanity lived a purposeful life and died a sin-defeating death; because of this we can have hope in this life and in the life to come! We have and expectation of good because Jesus rose from the dead- having conquered sin, death, and the grave.The first gift of Christmas is God giving to the world His only begotten Son.