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By Doug Hutchcraft

I remember the gift my son wanted the most last Christmas - a Star Wars Millennium Falcon Lego set. Now I made him think there was no way he was going to get it. You know, it's too expensive, too hard to find. I wanted him to think that there was no way it was going to happen.

You might be able to guess the rest. I sold a kidney and surprised him with the Falcon. The time he may have felt the least hope at Christmas, was the time he actually received the most incredible gift.

What a great way to describe what this season is all about. With all the talk about joy, many of us experience some our deepest sadness and hopelessness this time of year. God's book says we're actually born without hope for this world or for the next. It's because we're born with this thing called sin which is basically us deciding to run our lives our way instead of God's. It keeps us from a relationship with God.

The Good News is His book says that while the "cost of sin is death," the free "gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus" (Romans 6:23). If you want to receive this gift contact us at 888-NEED-HIM or