Dec 02, 2018 | Tim May
The Audacity of Hope
Why do 21st Century Christians need to know that they should be bold enough to ask for a sign of hope in the midst of overwhelming odds, especially since hope deferred can make the heart sick?
The question to consider this week - Does Christmas still offer hope in the 21st Century?
The idea behind the series is - How do we dare speak of hope, joy, and truth in a world of violence, corruption, and division? How could God possibly think that an infant born in a stinking stable could actually cause people to want to make the return journey to God when they had already traveled so far from God? The question for us - How can we not speak about hope, joy, and truth now? How can we show that Christmas really is about God making the journey towards us, not us towards Him?
The audacious message of Christmas is that even when God’s masterpieces, God’s greatest creation, rejected Him, He did not turn His back, nor His heart away from His people. God continued to be God for us, His people. God chose to reveal the full depth and capacity of His love and generosity for an ungrateful people through the birth of Jesus.