Isa 7:14 Therefore the LORD himself will give you a sign. Watch! The young lady is conceiving a child, and will give birth to a son, and his name will be called Immanuel. Mat 1:23
Isa 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name is called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Rom 15:13 Now may God, the source of hope, fill you with all joy and peace as you believe, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
2Co 9:15 Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
Rom 12:12 Be joyful in hope,
patient in trouble,
and persistent in prayer.
Mat 11:25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from wise and intelligent people and have revealed them to infants.
Mat 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the sign that the things not seen are true.
Hebrews 11:1 BBE
Like the dew of Hermon, which comes down on the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord gave orders for the blessing, even life for ever.
Psalms 133:3 BBE
But give honour to Christ in your hearts as your Lord; and be ready at any time when you are questioned about the hope which is in you, to give an answer in the fear of the Lord and without pride;
1 Peter 3:15
For we are conscious that if this our tent of flesh is taken down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal, in heaven.
2 Corinthians 5:1
For it is the love of Christ which is moving us; because we are of the opinion that if one was put to death for all, then all have undergone death
2 Corinthians 5:14
Jer 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Php 3:13 Brothers, I do not consider myself to have embraced it yet.
But this one thing I do:
Forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
Php 3:14 I keep pursuing the goal to win the prize of God’s heavenly call in the Messiah Jesus.
Closing out the year and forgetting the things in it
Let us open the new year with a quickened spirit
Let us make real efforts to attain what God has laid out for us.
Let us embrace his word that has already gone out.
And Strain to fulfill his word in our lives.