We don’t have one of those clever Advent calendars with chocolate candy or felt figures but we do have a December calendar and know it is the beginning of the Great Advent of Jesus Christ. Two thousand plus years ago, a baby was born in Bethlehem – not any baby, mind you, but the Son of God. The Lord Jesus Christ – God in an earth suit!
The world has not been the same since. In a very dark time, over four hundred silent years – no more prophets, no more scrolls, no more heralding angels bringing messages.
Dark, stark silence.
A world without hope.
I can’t even imagine. Can you? We get down and depressed if we don’t hear from the Lord for ONE DAY! But, 4 0 0 years.
H O P E was born
If you’ve been around Hope Heart Home much at all – you know how I feel about HOPE! It is the very air I breathe and I am convinced, IT CHANGES EVERYTHING.
Hope, based on anything but Jesus Christ is as futile as wishing upon a star. – me
Let’s Light The Hope Candle!
I rest [or, dwell] in Hope.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; my flesh also will rest in hope. Psalm 16.9
I am strong in Hope.
Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord. Psalm 31.24
God is my Hope.
For You are my hope, O Lord God; You are my trust from my youth. Psalm 71.5
Your Word is my Hope.
I rise before the dawning of the morning, and cry for help; I hope in Your Word. Psalm 119.147
God’s mercy and redemption is my Hope.
O Israel, hope in the Lord; for with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him is abundant redemption. Psalm 130.7
My Hope is eternal.
For surely there is a hereafter, and your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs 23.18
God Himself is Israel’s Hope.
O the Hope of Israel, his Savior in time of trouble, why should You be like a stranger in the land, and like a traveler who turns aside to tarry for a night? Jeremiah 14.8
I am a prisoner of Hope!
Return to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope. Even today I declare that I will restore double to you. Zechariah 9.12
I am a slave of Hope!
PaulSusan, a apostleservant of Jesus Christ, by the commandment of God ourmy Savior and the Lord Jesus Christ, ourmy hope… 1 Timothy 1.1
Is He Yours?
It is my hope and joy to know you are also a prisoner of Hope! Share your story below! Let’s light the candle of Hope together!
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