December 2: The Hope of Advent Day 7

Read Hebrews 6:9-20

“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure” (Heb. 6:9)

My soul has an anchor. Hope. The hope of knowing that I can approach Almighty God because of what Jesus Christ did. And find mercy and grace there. Hope.

Jesus Christ. Anchor. Mercy. Undeserved gift. The reason for Christmas.

And now my soul is firm. Secure. Now I can live. Even when the storm comes and the wind blows and my wrong choices are what started the storm. Even when the snow covers the soil of my soul, and I can’t feel the rumblings of growth underneath. Even then.

Hope. Soul Anchor. Secure.

Because Advent is more than just the lighting of candles on a wreath, you and I can seize hope and let it permeate every part of everything we do. We can live confidently knowing that our eternity is a for-sure thing. We can act as if real life, freedom in the truest sense, is face because Jesus Christ came and fulfilled His purpose when He died and conquered the dying.

This is hope of Christmas.

What promises from God have challenged and encouraged you this week as we’ve walked through the first week of Advent and focused on hope? Why not write one of those promises down and set it somewhere you will look every day? It’s just one small way to live with the hope of His promises ever before you.


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