Sunday, December 23, 2012

God's Gift of Hope



“For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given, and He will be called wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” ( Isaiah 9:6 cond.)

Christmas is an incredible reminder that God is faithful and carries out every promise He has made to us. In the beginning, He promised His people He would send someone to rescue them, and God is a God who always keeps His promises. He fulfilled His greatest promise of all; He sent His one and only Son Jesus, to redeem us and save us! The most wonderful gift of hope that has ever been given is the gift of Jesus, who brought us His promise of unconditional love, unending hope, and eternal life. And the amazing thing about His wonderful gift, is that not only are we able to receive this gift, but we are able to share it with others!

 
“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!”

The portrait of Jesus Christ is one of divine love; a love that has no end and knows no bounds; He brought to us eternal life to everyone who believes in Him. Our response to His unlimited love for us is that we love Him back and share His gift of love and hope to everyone we meet. Imagine how people’s lives would be changed if they understood the true meaning of the Christmas gift? The seeds that we plant here on earth will pass onward even after we are long gone. And God has gifted each and every one of us to bear much fruit; to be a fruitful branch, blossoming and sharing His gift of hope to everyone who crosses our path. When God gave us Jesus He fulfilled His promises and brought about everything He had said. He gave us the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. This kind of gift is a promise as well as a commandment, and as with all commandments, it is our responsibility to make it an active part of our lives. We need to persistently sow these seeds of love, seeds of hope, and seeds of encouragement in our daily walk.


“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)

One of the best gifts God has given us is the privilege to give and enjoy the blessings, and the presence of God upon you and in you. Jesus Christ is God’s perfect gift to all people. He came to this earth to die in our place to offer us eternal life, and God plans to enjoy loving us for all eternity! He is announcing to the world that His perfect gift of hope will change your life; the gift of Jesus changes our future. Let us praise God for His glorious grace, and for the gift of hope He has given us in His dear Son…

May the true gift of Christmas remain forever in your heart!
 
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19 comments:

  1. I just love your illustrations and pictures of all the hearts. It seems to me that you are just as a romantic as I am. Your description of Jesus being the portrait of divine love is sooo descriptive. When you look into His face, all you see is love.
    Much love XX
    Mia

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    1. Love and Christmas blessings Mia!!! <3

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  2. Merry Christmas to you my dear....

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    1. Merry Christmas to you too my friend! :)

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  3. Love The Post! God is DEFIANTLY a God that keeps his promises. His unfailing Love is always there to comfort us when we need. With Jesus at our side, we welcome him into our hearts!

    I really liked your post! After I read one Paragraph I certainly didn't want to stop! Loved It! Keep Up the GREAT work :D

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    1. Thanks Mike; blessings and Merry Christmas!

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  4. I love how you wrote this post Denise...and there's nothing better than His presence....Merry Christmas. I wish you and your family a safe, peaceful and fun time....

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    1. Blessings and hugs to you and your family too sweet Nikki! <3

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  5. Love this post Denise! Merry Christmas to you! <3

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  6. Oh Denise, this is a beautiful post. It seems the longer I live, the more I realize how little I grasp the depth of His perfect, unfailing love... there's just so much.
    May you and your family have a wonderful Jesus-filled celebration of His birth!

    Blessings to you ~ Mary
    (It was good to see you at my place, this morning!)

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    1. Thanks Mary; blessings for a day filled with His enormous love! <3

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  7. a beautiful, thoughtful post..yes...he is the perfect gift.
    Christmas blessings to you!

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    1. Christmas blessings to you too Annmarie; wishing you a New Year of joy, love, and peace!

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  8. Merry Christmas, and blessings today and throughout the New year, my dear friend, denise!

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    1. Thanks Lisa; blessings to you too dear friend, for a joyful New Year 2013!!

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  9. Came back by to give you a hug.....

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    1. Aw; thanks my friend; I love your hugs!!! Sending some right back to you! :)

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  10. Blessed Christmas ( here we have two Christmas days ).

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