Three Reasons For Hope This Christmas

No one can survive without hope.

As one ancient voice proclaimed, ‘Hope deferred makes the heart sick.’

There is so much in life that can rob us of hope. Yet God spoke a message of hope to a hopeless bunch of people which still carries power and clarity to us today.

In Zechariah 9:9-13 we see three reasons for hope this Christmas:

  1. It won’t always be like this
  2. Hope has a name
  3. Your life count

If we understand and absorb these three headlines, we shall notice hope rising from within. 

The coming king that the prophet Zechariah pointed to has come to his people – at Christmas Jesus the King came to save his people.

When we see that he did this for us, hope is planted and begins to grow.

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Zechariah 9:9-13


David Varney, pastor Foundation Church Belfast