What is there to be hopeful for? What can we look to for hope if we find ourselves falling into hopelessness? It starts with this; God is listening. God hears everything, he knows our thoughts before we think them. One thing that we know God truly hears, and what God truly listens to is our faithfulness. Living a life of faithfulness reverberates in heaven and gets God’s attention. We all make mistakes and have times of failure that’s true, but thankfully we serve a gracious God. As we come to Christ, we’re washed in the forgiveness of Almighty God. Then, as we’re growing in the Scriptures, and the Holy Spirit is helping in the sanctifying process of our lives; we will see more and more that the focus of our life needs to be faithfulness before God. Two great examples of God’s listening to those who are faithful are found in the Christmas story in the lives of Zechariah and Elizabeth, who would become the parents to John the Baptist. Find hope in the message of Christmas by remembering that God is listening.