Listen. God is communicating to us messages of hope. Unfortunately, hearing is not the same as listening. At this time of year, we may hear bells in church steeples and children singing carols that stir our memories and turn our thoughts toward the Christmas story of angels and shepherds and wise men three. We can hear the story of a baby born to save the world, but it requires listening with our hearts to the angels’ song for the Child of God to be born in us, for the hope of salvation to sing its melodies of peace and joy through our lives.
The sound of hope is ancient music made new every day to soothe the soul, lift the spirit and drive away fear. The song of hope is never ending rhythm and harmony that can only be felt when we learn to really listen.