Glenda Mills

Hope That Doesn't Disappoint

The Gift of Hope


I remember a Christmas past when hope was reborn and faith was given.

“You will never be able to have children.”

Our hopes were dashed and our dreams shattered when Dave and I heard those words from our doctor years ago.

We had been married for three years, now living thousands of miles from home.  We had no family to turn to for comfort.  No father to take us in his arms and say, “Everything is going to be all right”.   No one to turn to.

No One…But God.
Dave and I didn’t know how to pray.  We really didn’t know God. We knew about Him, yet we did not know Him.  So we did the best we could.   We joined hands and told God about this news that had broken our hearts.

Does God know about our circumstances? Does He know about our heartaches?  Will He restore hope when things look so hopeless?  Does He hear us when we cry out to Him?

Our Gift of Hope
came in the form of a baby,
to hearts once broken
in a world that gave no hope.
When all seemed lost,
hopeless, without meaning;
to those once told,
“you will never have a child”.
At just the right time,
God reached down
and gave a precious baby;
born of another,
Yet placed within my arms.

God answered our prayers and gave  our first child through adoption.  Two weeks before Christmas, we brought home a baby girl, only three days old.  We named her Rebecca Anne.  What a gift she is to our family, the gift that keeps on giving.  We celebrated her birthday yesterday with our son- in -law Brian and their children.  Four beautiful grandchildren God gave through them.

There is nothing more precious than a newborn baby!  The miracle of the gift of life may soften the hardest hearts.   Maybe that’s why God sent His Son as a baby.   Would this One pierce through the darkness of unbelieving hearts to show us what God is like?

In a couple of weeks, Christians around the world will celebrate the birth of the Christ Child.  Hope will be reborn and faith renewed as we take time to remember the greatest gift ever given.

This Gift of Hope
came in the form of a baby;
to broken hearts
lost in a dying world.
At just the right time,
God reached down
and gave a precious baby.
Perfect Son of God,
placed in Mary’s arms. 

His Name is Jesus.  The One who saves us from sin and prepares a place for us in heaven.   The Hope of mankind down through the ages.  This One who still knocks at the door of our hearts. (Rev. 3:20).

As you celebrate this Christmas, will you open your heart and receive the Gift of Hope Jesus offers?

I would have despaired unless I believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.  Wait (hope) for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage.  Yes, wait (hope) for the LORD. (Psalm 27: 13,14).

6 thoughts on “The Gift of Hope

  1. beautifully said, my friend


  2. Sweetie,
    You’ve told the story so well. What a blessing Becky is to us, and what a blessing The Lord is to us. Thank you.


  3. Thanks for stopping by Hon!


  4. Beautiful, poetic post. Thank you for letting us participate in a bit of your blessing. 🙂


  5. Thanks Vonda,
    You’re a blessing!


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