“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, while we wait for the blessed hope – the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ”
As we go through the remaining advent season, let’s remember that Christ’s birth encompasses more than the salvation of our souls. It also saves us from the daily despair, fear, and countless other harmful attitudes and emotions that chronic health problems bring. As we say “No” to these temptations, we can wait with hope not only for this Christmas Day, but also for that blessed day when Christ returns again and all waiting and pain will be over.