This morning started our advent series at LifePoint for the adult worship services. Pastor Jym spoke on Hope and how Christ brings hope to each us of. I was reminded of that idea this evening while reading a book called The Heavenly Man by Brother Yun and Paul Hattaway. The book is a truly remarkable story of a Chinese Christian who has faced unbelievable amounts of persecution for his faith. When Brother Yun was only three months away from finishing his prison sentence, he was placed in solitary confinement because of sharing the Gospel in prison. In the midst of all of his trials, Yun said this:
Through this incident the Lord showed me that regardless of men's evil plans for me, he had not forgotten me and was in control of my life. There is no government or human power that can prevent the Almighty God from carrying out his will!
Talk about HOPE! The hope we have in Christ is that He is the ruler of the world and that we have nothing to fear if we have placed our trust in His death on the cross!
Do you have hope this Christmas season?