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Hope Has A Name
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Hope Has a Name

Passion Music
12.10.2020
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“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

When I was a kid, all I really understood about Christmas was that Jesus was born and I got presents. (…To be honest, the presents were the lead story. I was a kid, and I lived for Nerf guns.)

However, as the years went on, the true story and weight of Christmas began to come into focus. What I didn’t fully understand as a kid was that the world had been waiting on God who had been silent for 400 years. When Jesus was born it was the WORD made flesh that the world had been longing for God to speak for centuries.

Hope was alive, and it was breaking through the silence at last.

These days there isn’t much silence to be found, but even still, God wants to break through whatever chaos and crazy that surrounds you today with a necessary and needed interruption. Now more than ever, we need to be reminded of God’s heart and love for us. We need to be reminded that we are not forgotten or insignificant. We are stamped with divinity and purposed to bring His glory to Earth wherever we are. We need this interruption to remember the unthinkable step that Jesus took from the highest heavens to the lowly manger, then to the sinner’s cross, and ultimately up out of the grave so we could taste freedom and live for what matters most.

Christmas carries an invitation: “Child, come as you are…”

Come if you’re broken

Come if you’re searching

If you need healing

He’s where you find it

Lay down your burden

Breathe in forgiveness

If you need freedom

He’s where you find it

The world is full of unknowns, and the days are loud. Let Jesus break through the uncertainty and noise and take Him up on His invitation today. He is close and He is calling, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28 NIV).

This is where our hope is found: in the name above all names, Jesus.

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One of the most impactful and stirring aspects of the movement founded by Louie and Shelley Giglio has been the sea of voices uniting together to lift up the name of Jesus. Passion, currently helmed by Kristian Stanfill, Brett Younker and Melodie Malone, has ushered in the writing, recording and leading of some of the most recognizable and unforgettable worship anthems of this generation. Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Crowder, Christy Nockels and more have also lent their voices alongside Passion throughout the years.

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