Pulling Out the Stops

At the birth of Jesus God pulls out all the stops; a virgin gets pregnant, angels show up, people have dreams and hope is sparked.
So lets’ not be too quick to despair because the world is turned from God and it seems like the bad guy is winning. Into a seemingly dark and despairing time, God choose to send his Son and offer salvation not only to those in that time—but those before and after. In the midst of a great darkness, God choose to shine his brightest light!
We have all had times or seasons in our lives where the heavens seemed like brass; as if our prayers stopped at the ceiling, and just drooled off our lips and dripped to the ground. We all have experienced darkness in our lives when it seemed that God was no where to be found; when the deepest cries of our hearts have gone unanswered—when we wished that just one thing in our lives would work out right.
Today, for those who have recently or are now experiencing a time of despair, God wants to offer you hope. He may not instantly remove all the negative circumstances of your life, but He offers you His presence in the midst of those circumstances. The Messiah has come, the Holy Spirit is here now to speak, to comfort, and to give life. Even if the world has failed you, or worse, the church has failed you—or if your friends or family have failed you; God will not fail you. He will bring light to the darkest night. His timing is perfect. After a time of silence—He will surprise us with His coming. God is not through pulling out all the stops.
-Pastor Dino Griffin