What are you hoping for this Christmas? Maybe you are hoping for a new gadget or a toy. Maybe you are hoping for something more serious like a miraculous healing or a new job. Maybe you're just hoping that everyone will get along at all the family gatherings this year. Whatever it is, we all tend to have a lot of hopes for this time of year.
Because of this, when we read a word like hope in the Bible, we tend to assign it a similar meaning as we use it culturally. Thus, our hopes are nothing but dreams and wishes. But what if God wants our hopes to be something else? This week we continue our series "Christmas Unwrapped" and explore the "Gift of Hope" that we have in Christ.