One of the best things about Christmas is the sense of hope. There are songs about good tidings. Generosity seems to abound. Families and old friends reconnect. People are generally nicer and happier—unless you are Christmas shopping.
All of this seems to be built into the season. Even those without any strong religion gets sucked into the festivities. Movies abound that tug at the hearts strings to believe in the benefits of goodness.
I believe this is the intended purpose of Christmas. It is a season of hope. The birth of the Christ-child gave us hope (Ephesians 2:12). Hope marinates this time of year because it is the celebration of Jesus in the world – God with us. Thank Him for His intervention. Christ has come!
May the love of Christ fill every part of your season that hope may abound.