In Dr. Hertzberg's Blog

03 December 2020

In 2020, and especially during the challenging months of COVID-19, we’ve had many opportunities to trust the Lord. But likewise God calls us to bring hope to the world, and how desperately our world needs a reason for true hope right now.

At CHA we are faithfully providing a Christ centered, academically excellent, life transforming education for our students. Our mission is to equip lifetime followers of Jesus Christ who will shine like stars in the universe bringing hope to a broken world. That is why all that we do at CHA is based on the Good News of Jesus Christ – truly the most hopeful message that can be proclaimed. We want our students to take this message with them the rest of their lives.

We are currently experiencing that period of time we call Advent when we rejoice in the first coming of Jesus Christ as our Savior from our sins. But Advent also poignantly reminds us of the second coming of Jesus Christ when He will return to establish His eternal kingdom.

Right now the world is in the “dash” between his first coming and His promised return, though so many all around us are oblivious to this reality. Further, our nation is deeply divided and polarized, filled with sadness, despair, fear, anger, and pain. With so much darkness and need all around us, there is tremendous opportunity to bring the hope, love, and light of Jesus Christ to a very needy world.

The prophet Isaiah powerfully foretold of the light of Christ that was to come: “I will give you as a covenant for the people – a light for the nations to open the eyes that are blind to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon – from the prison those who sit in darkness” (Isaiah 42:6-7). The Lord Jesus said of himself: “I am the light of the world, whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

The light of Jesus Christ shines all the more brightly the darker it gets. So be encouraged and hope-filled this Christmas season as together we trust in the Lord and bring hope to the world.