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.
A secure hope.
A hope that 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.”
Hope anticipates the time when His will is done on earth just as it is in heaven.
Hope is embodied in the coming of Jesus Christ.
It reminds us our hope is as sure and steadfast as the promises of God.