This evening, at approximately 12pm, starting Christmas day, I finished one of the most life-altering, hope-building books I’ve read so far. Hope Beyond Hell by Gerard Beauchemin. It was very timely, since it’s Christmas.
The story of Christ coming to earth, so humbly and so beautifully, is such an incredible story. Within a small child, the whole earths fate laid. The beginning of salvation came through those tiny hands and brown eyes. Homeless and poor Jesus was brought into this world; humble means with a mother whose life resembled such innocence and purity, with faith so strong.
The story of the salvation of the whole world from the Creator of our whole existence came through this One child. Through this baby, God showed and proved His incredible love and plan to bring us back into full relationship with Himself. A story of Hope for ALL He created.
“…Behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” // Luke 2:10-11
This is amazing. From the very beginning of Jesus’ life, He was the “good news” for the world; “great joy” that would fill the earth; He was the “Savior” “for all people”, “Christ the Lord”, the new born King.
At the beginning is one of the most important parts. To see these words only confirm the hope that is in me; that our heavenly Father sent His Son to be Savior of the whole world.
This is the story of the Christ. This is the story of Gods salvation for His people, the world. This is a story of hope, way beyond death.