The Settled Hope of Christmas Eve
The anticipation has led us here. To the day before. Even in the wake of a trying year we know tomorrow will come. We grieve for those who can't say that and do so with the fixed and firm hope that this day brings. Like shepherds tending our flocks, there is still work to be done. But we will have the opportunity to look up and hear the announcement of a child. This side of the first Christmas Eve we know the ramifications. The redemption that will be worked. The new life that is to be found in the child born king. It is then with this knowledge we breathe in the peace that this promise holds. Jesus has come and he is coming again. Both truths anchor us and give us a settled hope. May our day before be rich in reminder, and his real presence with us.