Hope is a “confident expectation of good.” Even if your life feels gray and dead right now, as you keep moving, healing, and going, you will heal. Hope will return.
Where does hope come from? Christmas has the answer: The Son of God, Jesus, came to earth and was born as a baby–that’s what we are celebrating at Christmas: Jesus’ birth.
God wants to know each of the humans he has created, but he gave us the choice to choose him or not. Jesus lived on earth for 33 years, then died–to pay for our sins–and then came back to life and went back to heaven. Now it is up to us; we can have peace and hope through Jesus, if we open our lives to know Him. (He also will let us choose our own way, but that way leads to hopelessness and death.)
Our hope comes from being loved unconditionally by God–whether we return the love or not. Choose to return the love. Choose hope.