Red Christmas candle with pine cones as decoration on table in Ventura

Day 7 of Advent

God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his one and only Son into the world so that we might live through him. 1 John 4:9.

“Oh Holy Night” is one of my all time favorite Christmas songs. There’s a line that says, ” A thrill of Hope, the weary world rejoices, for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.” Whenever I read or watch the news, I’m always left with a feeling of complete and utter sadness at how much pain and hurt there is in the world. To be honest, I avoid news updates sometimes because there’s more bad news than good. The world is weary, and yet I know that I can hold onto Hope. I know that my God cares about all of it, and it breaks his heart to see his special creation in pain. It’s up to us to share that Hope, to help others grab onto Hope and hold on for dear life. And we can do that by simply loving all God’s people.

I truly believe that love speaks louder than any monologue we can share with people. I don’t know about you, but I want others to know that a new and glorious morn is achievable every day when we choose to hold onto Jesus.

See More Advent Posts



Want to find out more? Interested in taking your next steps? Looking to Volunteer? Grab coffee with a Pastor?
Fill out this form and we'd love to connect with you.
Phone number
Service times


Service: Sun 10am – 11:30am
Small Groups: Vary By Location

social media

Social Links: