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By Lisa Hutchcraft Whitmer

Opening Christmas decorations and finding a treasured chipped or broken ornament is not our favorite moment. We'd much rather focus on all the fun, food and festivities. Loss and uncertainty have left us feeling like that ornament: the broken finances, shattered dream, unwanted medical diagnosis, lost job or career, broken relationship, or the painful loss of loved ones and friends.

An invisible virus has sure revealed a lot of chips and broken. Ultimately, something called "sin" has left us chipped and broken. But what hope! Because Jesus heals the chipped and broken places. The Bible says, "God in His great mercy has given us a living hope through Jesus Christ." Even in the midst of broken we can reach out for that hope this Christmas.

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