Hundreds of people stood in line-ups yesterday in search of bargains, black Friday bargains. Deep discounts on television sets and other electronic gear prompted people to wait outside big box stores all night, waiting to cash in when the stores opened early morning. It’s that time of the year for making a list and checking it twice. It’s Christmas, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.
It’s a tough world out there. Keeping track of world news is not for the faint of heart. But for most of us our worries are more personal: my family, my job, my home, my health, my children, my peace. We all have a story and we all represent any number of unmanageable life circumstances.
This Christmas season, we want you to find something more than a great deal on a new television set.
We want you to find hope, Christmas hope. It’s hope in the face of despair, joy in the face of sorrow, a supernatural sense of peace in seasons of loss, victory in the face of overwhelming odds. Hope has a name and that name is Jesus Christ. As J.I. Packer wrote, the Christmas message is that there is hope for a ruined humanity—hope of pardon, hope of peace with God, hope of glory.
Here at Elim, we have planned a variety of events to celebrate the Christmas season and Share the Hope. Please check out our Christmas schedule of events and make plans to attend: a warm welcome awaits you.
I can’t promise any door crasher specials, but I can promise you something far more valuable . . . HOPE.Learn more about Share the Hope