December 25, 1914 was a very special Christmas. For one day, World War I hostilities ceased. At dawn that day, soldiers emerged from their trenches and crossed “no man’s land” to exchange gifts and goodwill with their enemies. German and British troops joined together to sing carols, break bread, and pose for photos. Several soldiers struck up an impromptu game of soccer, and one German barber gave a British patron a complimentary haircut.
That is the message of Christmas. Jesus stepped into a troubled world, and our world is troubled still. More importantly, our hearts are troubled. Augustine said it so well. “Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and hour hearts are restless until they find rest in thee.”
Today is a day of hope. The same Jesus who brought peace to the troops over 100 years ago can bring peace to your heart today. And healing. And recovery. And most of all, hope.
Paul promised that “in Christ we have hope” (1 Corinthians 15:19). That is our message to you today. No matter how bad your problems, your pains, and your past, we believe one thing above all else – especially today . . .
There’s Still Hope.