They sing real. They speak authentic words. They talk about worry and struggles and fears. They tell of doubt, even despair. They acknowledge life, and how it hurts and happens and hurls hard things at our heads.
Then they press in with hope and encouragement. They praise God. They cling to His faithfulness. They sing “Even if” and “Peace be still” and “Just be Held.”
The Christmas story carries birth and death, a wide spectrum of emotions, wailing and rejoicing.
Weariness and travel. Lambs and shepherds. Star bright and visitors from the east. Gold. Frankincense. Myrrh.
And an angelic choir splitting the heavens wide with hymns of hope and the words, “Fear not!”
Hope come to earth in a baby form. Wrapped up tight in swaddling clothes and a mother’s arms. Hope and peace accessible to us all!
Luke 2:10-11 ~
“but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!”
•Most Encouraging Words Ever•
What’s encouraging you with hope today? What music are you listening to?
A hope-filled day to you, comrade friends.