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Friday, 11 December 2015

But Hope ...

This time of year fills my heart with hope. The sweet atmosphere that lingers in the home, candles lit and dancing their glow around the walls. Beautiful decorations chosen and hung with love and care to adorn the tree, making their own stunning statement. The spicy aroma of gingerbread men cooking in the oven. Turkish delight being simmered with rose-scented air filling the kitchen. Lights that twinkle and shine out making the whole scene magical. Children with eyes full of wonder and excitement at the entire jolly ordeal. 

But, hope.


Hope of salvation, hope of an eternity to come that truly will be magical. 



Hope that all that is wrong and evil and desperate in the world could possibly pause, and in it's place be poured out peace, love, joy and thankfulness. 
Generosity, giving. 
The hope that all is not lost.


The display my 13 year old son made for his bedroom.

The display my eleven year old daughter made for her bedroom.






All hope is found in that little tiny innocent baby that rested on the hay; fully God-child.

In Him, and only Him, comes all the hope that we'll ever need, 
now, and all through the year.

Merry Christmas, may your hearts be full of hope in Christ.

12 comments:

  1. I'm immediately reminded of Jeremiah 29:11
    “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
    What a great promise - to know we have a future and a hope in Christ Jesus!!! Love all of the special little areas in your home that you decorated for Christmas! Each one is so personalized and unique!! Followed you at "A Little R & R Link-up.
    Blessings, Ann @ Christ in the Clouds - http://christintheclouds.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much Ann, your comment is encouraging! Blessings to you.

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  2. Oh yes! This >>>>> Hope that all that is wrong and evil and desperate in the world could possibly pause, and in it's place be poured out peace, love, joy and thankfulness. The hope that all is not lost.<<<<<< What a wonderful post reminding us of the hope we have in Jesus. Thank you for linking up at The Loft!!

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    1. You're very welcome, I enjoy your blog too. Our only hope is Him! Blessings to you and your family.

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  3. A lovely post, loved the vignettes created by your children! Christ is our hope! Thank you for sharing Jesus! Merry Christmas! Pam @ everydayliving.me

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    1. Thanks Pam, I really thought they did a lovely job on them too! Christ is our hope indeed! Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  4. I think it would be so hard to do life without hope. Thank God He came!

    Loved your vignettes of Christmas. Thank you for sharing at The Loft.

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    1. I agree with you Jerralea, it would be impossible. I hope you have an amazing Christmas!

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  5. Enjoyed this post. Thank you. Merry Christmas! Linda @bushelandapickle.com

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    1. You're welcome, merry Christmas to you too!

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  6. Your tree is so pretty! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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