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It’s A Wonderful Life Because We Have Hope (Mary)
Luke 1:26-38, 1 Timothy 1:1, Ephesians 2:12-13
An angel appeared to Mary with the news that she would bear a child; Jesus, the Messiah, who would bring with Him the gift of hope.
The classic movie It’s a Wonderful Life is a favorite every year at Christmas time because it tells a story of struggle and hope that we can all relate to. It also points to the fact that it’s easy for us to focus on the wrong things in this life, things that we think will lead to a “wonderful life” but ultimately can’t deliver. Advent and Christmas tell a similar story in a way, but in fact, a greater one; it’s a story that calls us to focus our hearts and lives on Jesus and the gifts He brings that do not disappoint! If we do that, we can indeed have a pretty Wonderful Life!