‘Tis the Season of Expectation

November 26, 2016

As we begin the holiday season, we wait in expectation. We wait hopefully – for the joy, the music, the gifts, the time with family. We also wait in fear – of the crowds, the loneliness, the debt . . . and the time with family. Before Christ’s birth, expectation of the coming of the Messiah caused some to wait in hope and others to wait in fear. What is our message of expectation for our world? The Messiah who arrived in the stable is the same Savior who will return again. He brings grace, love, mercy, and forgiveness. Our expectation is of hope – there is no need to fear.