Psalm 33:20-22 says, “We put our hope in the LORD. He is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. Let your unfailing love surround us, LORD, for our hope is in you alone.” We hope in so many things that are just temporal. We hope we have enough finances to retire, we hope to have a good response from the doctor, we hope that our kids turn out alright, we hope that our spouses will live a long happy life. We hope. But the hope that God gives us, is the hope that comes only through Christmas. It’s the hope that comes because the Living Hope, Jesus Himself, has come. He changes the rules. He makes that which is decaying and temporal, alive and eternal. He takes broken people and makes them whole. He is our blessed hope, as the one who allows us to see our future in Him. Hope is not a commodity that we bestow on people. Hope is an attitude, an action, and a fact. It’s an attitude that we don’t hope in luck, we hope in Christ—a solid Savior who takes care of us. And when we hope, we stand on fact. Like is says in Psalm 33, our hope is in Him alone. Christmas is a time that a lot of people hope. They hope for gifts, they hope for family to come together, there’s this overall sense of hoping. I pray that the Lord will allow us to see our Living Hope. Our Blessed Hope. Our Savior, who gives us hope.