It is not hard to see the divisions that exist in our world today. Our nation is divided… Our world is divided, and it is painful for me to see so much hatred and animosity. However, last week I was reflecting on Pearl Harbor Day. If we think things are bad today, we have to remember that seventy six years ago the world seemed to be torn apart. No one knew what was going to happen or if things would ever be put back together. It is amazing the people of that generation decided to take the steps needed to restore unity. They believed they could make a better world with hope.
We live in a world of uncertainty, and that can be pretty terrifying. However, people have faced incredible evils in the past and they have found ways to believe in hope. That is also exactly what the Bible teaches this Christmas season. Even when we have found ourselves in a land of deep darkness, we can believe in light. Jesus brings good news for all people. When Jesus came to this world, God’s people were totally lost, but Jesus came to show them what grace was all about. Today, I pray we could open our eyes to God’s Love. May we live a life filled with Hope!