As the nights draw in around the close of the year and the darkness seems as though it might last forever it can be easy to lose our sense of hope. The cold and the rain only serve to exacerbate our misery and can lead to many people feeling tired and alone. That’s one of the reasons why the tree in our house goes up very early in Advent. Tucked up in a warm house watching the gentle glow of twinkling Christmas tree lights with my family around me I am always reminded of the impending arrival of Christ as Light Of the World. In those moments whatever darkness which lies within me bred from any feeling of hopelessness seems to disappear. I remember that winter is just a fleeting season, the sun will rise again.
Where do you find your hope?