Worrying about “What If?” can suck the joy out of our life. But there is a way to have peace even in the face of the worst “What If’s.” It’s what the Christmas story is all about.
We can only experience real peace in our lives if we have peace with the people around us. But is that even possible? It is when we experience the peace of God.
Some of our deepest fears come from the worry of losing the things we hold most dear. But Jesus offers us a way to experience the best of life without the fear that is usually lurking in the background.
That spark of hope many of us feel at Christmas… isn’t just a warm feeling from too much eggnog, expert marketing, excitement for presents, or nostalgia of selective childhood memories. It is a glimpse of something real. it is a beacon to a real hope for our real lives right now. Whoever you are, wherever you’re from… You can experience this hope today.
When we look around the real world doesn’t really give us more to hope for. But we don’t have to give up, try to ignore what’s wrong, or distract ourselves with pointless diversions. There is real hope. We are all invited to play our role in a revolution of hope for the entire world.