The only hope that does not disappoint, that does not fail, is the hope we have in Christ. In what He has done.

In this season of remembering the birth of Christ, we must remember that our salvation was not something we earned or achieved, but it was given to us by God. If Christ is your blessed hope today, I want you to know that it is an unshakeable hope. An unbreakable hope. An unfailing hope. It is a hope that has set us free from sin. It is a hope that rescued us from the grip of death. It is a hope that has broken every chain.

And just as our hope is no longer in ourselves, we can no longer live for ourselves. To live in the freedom in Christ our blessed Hope means our whole life must be lived for Christ. God has freed us from sin to purify us for himself as a people for his own possession, a people who are zealous for good works.

// About Pastor JD Ryu Joseph Ryu serves as interim lead pastor of Promise International Fellowship. He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity from Southern Seminary and is a graduate of Rutgers University (Political Science/Criminal Justice, BA). He has made it his life’s mission to direct hearts towards humility and honesty in the pursuit of developing real and intimate relationships with Jesus Christ. He is married to his lovely wife, Mirim, and has a beautiful daughter. Live simply, give lavishly.