Hope differed

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

Proverbs 13:12 NIV

Hundreds of years of waiting… of wandering… of separation.

In one night, the anticipation is over. Ever so subtly, Jesus is born into a world groaning with longing and deep grief.

“Jesus was born because God redeemed a long-deferred hope.” (1)

He is the Hope of Israel… of the world… of you and me. Open your heart to hope this Christmas.

1. Found on victorycc.life devotional – https://victorycc.life/december3

2. I recommend listening to the beautiful instrumental piece, “Hope of Israel” by Michael W. Smith – https://open.spotify.com/track/1wVqt6JMRHp49x1zTG72GS?si=UXtrFY3wTrypjUH71ZqX6w