“It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” We sing it over and over again during this time. Yet there are moments when we can feel like we’re fooling ourselves—like maybe Christmas is just a magic trick we play on ourselves so we’ll be of good cheer during the month of December. But the magic of Christmas isn’t really magic at all. It’s way better than that.
It can be hard to maintain hope in the middle of chaos. But our hope isn't anchored to circumstances, theological opinions, or a book. Our hope is anchored to an event—an event that rekindled the dwindling hope of the first followers of Christ.