Thank you for being involved in 12 Days of Hope!
This campaign has connected hope and generosity – that a life filled with hope makes us more generous people. Living with hope is the certainty, not only that things can get better, but that they will get better. And we have that hope because of Christmas.
- Our only hope. Because of Christmas, we know the great lengths that God will go to show us his love, and the promise that God will restore this world and the people he loves.
- The ultimate act of generosity. Jesus generously gave up his riches and for our sake, became a man. He served people, he healed people, he spoke grace and truth to people and he poured out his life for people.
- Our motivation for generosity. Our God has been generous to us and therefore we have a great resource to be generous to others throughout the year.
“ And hope does not disappoint us, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts…” – Romans 5:5
“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.” – 2 Corinthians 8:9
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6