Christmas is known as the season of perpetual hope. Hope, a simple four letter word that carries so much meaning and something that so many are desperate for…sometimes the only thing people have to hold onto. The only thing they can see to hold on to.
I was thinking the other day about the word perpetual. Dictionary.com defines perpetual as:
- continuing or enduring forever; everlasting
- lasting an indefinitely long time
- continuing or continued without intermission or interruption, ceaseless
- blooming almost continuously throughout the season or year.
So perpetual hope means a hope that doesn’t cease, it continues without interruption, it’s everlasting…then really a “season” of perpetual hope is an oxymoron…there is no season for hope, but it is to continue without ending. Hope is essential to our lives even the Word of God says in Proverbs 13:12 that,” Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.”
What is it that you are hoping for this season? Let your heart not be sick in the waiting and let us also keep in our hearts those who have a hope of freedom and pray that 2016 will bring just that.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!