December 11, 2008
God's Gift of Love
But Christmas is more than this. It is a time set aside to celebrate the birth of our Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ; a time to remember his lowly birth; a King, born in a manger.
How often I get caught up in the busyness of preparations and forget why I am celebrating this Special Day.
It’s not about fruit cake, Christmas pudding or turkey. It’s not about Christmas lights, the prettiest tree or candy canes. I don’t have to have my house “spic and span” to enjoy this season.
It is about Love. His love for us; love so great he left His home in Glory to come to earth to redeem us and to give us a glimpse of His Father’s love.
This same Love can flow through His children. This same Love can feed the hungry, clothe the naked, wipe away a tear, visit a shut-in and give an encouraging word or cheerful smile.
This same love can hold the door open for someone, be patient while standing in line or babysit for a tired mom.
I hope this Christmas and everyday I will be an example of God’s Love.