Do you remember as a child what it was like enduring those long days before Christmas? The anticipation was part of what made Christmas, Christmas. The wait was part of the magic.  

That same dynamic is what made the first Christmas so extraordinary. For generations, men and women had been waiting anxiously for the birth of their Messiah.  However, for them, there was no date to anticipate.  There was no assurance that they would live to see Him. 

 They probably wondered, like we do at times, if God had forgotten about them. God’s silence can sure make us wonder why sometimes.  Do you ever feel forgotten? Do you ever wonder if it’s worth it to follow Christ? The Thrill of Hope will help answer those questions and will help restore your hope.