Rev Andrew Forrest

Why Now is the Time to Build Houses, Start Families, and Plant Trees

November 28, 2021

Hope is necessary for life.

It’s hope that makes it possible to get up tomorrow morning, put your feet on the floor, and take a step.

Hope is the belief that in the end, everything is going to be okay, and if it’s not okay, it’s not the end.

We need hope, and Christmas provides it in surprising ways, as surprising as the gifts the magi brought to the holy family.

Christmas is proof that God is still working, just as he promised through the prophet Isaiah.

And hope is why NOW is the time for God’s people to build houses, start families, and plant trees.

Scripture: Isaiah 60:1-6, Matthew 2:1-2, 9-11

References: "The Divided State of Our Unions: Family Formation in (Post-) COVID-19 America” [October 2021]