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Unwrapping Jesus: {The Hope of Christmas} — 29 Comments

  1. This year I am more aware than ever before of the miraculous gift of Jesus. I fail to imagine all the wonder that fills the lives of those that look to Him, wait on Him, and unwrap Him every day.
     
     

  2. Barbie, Thank you.  Thank you.  I want to do this to.  I want to bring hope to His children — those children who so desperately need to hear His voice, feel His touch, see His face.  You help me want this, with your stunning heart.  So grateful.

  3. Hi Barbie, I really enjoyed this post. As I read what you wrote about sharing hope with others, I was thinking that sharing it comes easily when you truly feel it, when it feels like it can’t be contained. Then I read Romans 15:13, which I’ve read many times and yet it felt different as I just read it. Hard to explain other than I wasn’t just reading it–I felt it.

    In Christ,
    Laura

    • What a wonderful encounter.  I’ve often “felt” the Word while reading.  As if they Word of God, God Himself, came down to give me intense revelation! 

  4. Beautiful friend. I was just talking with someone today whose husband has lost hope. Hope is such a powerful thing. I love what you wrote here and how you acknowledge that sometimes life seems hopeless. 😉

  5. Ah – those questions you ask about those who have lost sight of hope. Those people, those souls are the ones who make my heart ache during the holidays. I want to love on them, to bring them hope — but the holidays are just hard. My heart cries out, may I learn to breath in and live out hope while sharing it with others. Blessings friend.

    • I know what you feel.  I am the only one who knows Jesus in my entire family (parents, siblings) and it’s so hard to hear they things they talk about.  I pray for them all the time.  Praying we both are used to bring hope this Christmas.

  6. I’m doing a school assembly talk this month based on more or less the first part of this (can’t get away with the 2nd part in schools sadly).  It’s titled “Christmas might not be all we expect it to be” and involves chocolate covered sprouts.

  7. Amen, Barbie! It is more blessed to give than to receive. And what a beautiful thing to be able to give away Hope this Christmas!

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