If some of us were honest about it, we’re not overflowing with hope right now. And we’re not even looking forward to Christmas 2016. In fact we’re going to be glad to see 2016 come to an end because this year didn’t turn out like we’d hoped it would. Jesus is the one who knows that loss doesn’t have to be our story. He meant it when he said “Come to me all of you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” He meant it. And he’s the one that can bring hope to us this Christmas.