The hope of Christmas is ours. The angel said so to the shepherds in the field. “But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord” (Luke 2:10-11).
That Good News was and is Jesus and the gift of salvation. And did you notice, that gift is for all people? Every one of us is a beneficiary of God’s goodness, no matter our profession, financial status, age, ethnicity, gender, or social status.
The holidays can prompt feelings of sadness and longing for loved ones passed and estranged. But Jesus is always with us, and good things are in our lives, if not today, in the near future. God never turns away from us. The key is for us not to turn away from God.