By Greg Laurie
“For there is hope for a tree, if it is cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its tender shoots will not cease.”
Christmas is coming. We’ve celebrated Thanksgiving, followed by Black Friday sales, where people have been known to attack each other. Then there is Christmas, which kids love.
They find so much excitement in the Christmas season. They have hope for what’s to come. But for some people, this season is actually kind of hopeless. Maybe it’s a reminder that their lives aren’t going the way they wanted them to go.
Or maybe it’s a marker of time. At this time last year a certain loved one was with them who isn’t with them this year. Maybe something else has happened to make this a hard time of year, like an unexpected illness or a marriage that has unraveled.