Patience can be the place where hope is born

One of my pet peeves about Christmas  in America is how we tend to go hard at the familiar story that plays out around the manger – or at least the classic tableau featured in Christmas cards - but then routinely ignore so many of the other interesting elements. It’s like how movie and television …

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“and hope does not disappoint…”

Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering …

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