I've heard it said a lot in the past few days, "There's a light at the end of the tunnel."
This statement reveals that the world is looking for and longing for hope. We all experience dark tunnels at some point in our life, tunnels we simply can't wait to see flooded with light. The expectation that there will eventually be a light at the end of the tunnel is what keeps us hanging on in the darkest seasons. God has planted hope deep within our hearts.
Advent is a season of hope. The long-awaited Messiah was born, just as the prophets said, and He is coming back one day to reign as King over all. Our hope isn't simply for the end of a pandemic or a return to normal, though that would be nice. The hope we have this Christmas season is found in Jesus alone. He is the only light that can pierce through any and every tunnel we might be staring down. He's the One Isaiah prophesied about in the Old Testament, "The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone." (Isaiah 9:2, ESV) No matter what dark tunnel you're staring down today, Jesus is in it with you. He's a suffering Savior who understands our struggles far more than we can possibly imagine.
I want to invite you to an opportunity to fuel your hope this Friday night. We're hosting a special Christmas Worship Night online at 7pm. You can stream it live on Facebook or on our website. I would love for you to join us as we fix our eyes on Jesus this Christmas season, and allow His hope to fill our hearts!
Shaun Denney | Nicholasville Campus Pastor