Eighth Day of Christmas and New Year’s Day

We hope you have a great New Year everyone!

As we look forward to the coming year, it’s good to remember that real ‘hope’ is fundamentally life-giving and God-given. What the world offers – wishful thinking or optimism – is very dependent on events, human effort and results.

This tweet from Peri Zahnd (@perizahnd) helps illustrate a simple, eternal truth about hope (which, like God’s peace, “passes all understanding”):

Yes, some tough things may have happened this year, but don’t be too quick to curse 2017 and wish it away. No, this is your life, it is a precious gift, and God is always with you. Live in and be grateful for every moment you have.  #HappyNewYear2018 #BlessedOldYear2017″