Christ’s Birth has a true and blessed hope…
“A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me, because I go to the Father.”
Now Jesus knew that they desired to ask Him, and He said to them, “Are you inquiring among yourselves about what I said, ‘A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me’? Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but
your sorrow will be turned into joy.
A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. Therefore you now have sorrow; but
I will see you again
and your heart will rejoice, and
your joy no one will take from you.
“And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. “These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; but the time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but I will tell you plainly about the Father. In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I shall pray the Father for you; for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God. I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the Father.” (John 16:16, 19-28 NKJV)
We can have hope. We can see Christ again. We will see all loved ones who died in Him again. We can pray to Him now, and we can have the things we ask for now. So what will we have in heaven when it comes to earth and eternity begins never to change again.
What a hope for eternity’s future! THIS IS THE BLESSING TO CELEBRATE THIS CHRISTMAS.