“This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast,” Hebrews 6:19
Advent is a time of hope.
Not the schmaltzy kind we find in the succession of made for TV movies.
This is a confident hope.
Secure. For the writer of Hebrews it was a secure as the promises and integrity of God.
It looks beyond the temporal and immediate to the unseen and the eternal.
It is a realization that the infinite God in His limitless love has reached out to us personally, individually and made a place for us in His unfolding plan.
Hope remembers the first “Let there be,” with the assurance it will all once again be “very good.”
It anticipates the time when His will is done on earth just as it is in heaven.
It is embodied in the coming of Jesus Christ.
It reminds us our hope is as sure and steadfast as the promises of God.