Monday, November 30, 2015

a thrill of hope

we're entering the beautiful, precious season of advent. It's extra special to me this year, and I know that Jesus has some very specific things He wants me to know as this season unfolds. 

It's a beautiful season of waiting, of anticipation, of looking forward...advent. A word that means, "coming." I want to know Him more than ever before, to have His heart for this month, to have His eyes to see as we enter this most wonderful time of the year.

As we hold our breath in wonder, waiting, watching, with all of creation...for the coming of the Messiah, He wants us to see Him, to know His heart. To live and walk in the hope that His coming gives to a dark, tired and hurting world. The love behind it that changes lives. The peace that passes all understanding and gives confidence to those who have tasted and seen that He is good.

"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone. You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy...
...for to us a child is born, to us a son is given.." {isaiah 9}

This is a very real hope we live with. The hope that does not disappoint. The hope that keeps our hearts pounding, our souls seeking, our hearts open.

He. Christ Jesus. He is our Hope.

Twenty-five days till Christmas - twenty-five days to dive deep into the heart of the Father. Let the anticipation build. Let Him show you His desire for this season. Let Him win your heart in ways you never dreamed - be blown away by His love.

"...a thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices
for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn..."