This past Sunday at our church, Christ Chapel, we had our Christmas service. The Christ Chapel kids sang songs, acted out the nativity and were generally too cute for words. I had a hard act to follow.
I spoke on Love. John 4: 9 says “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one an only Son into the world that we might live through him.” Love came down to earth! God loves us so much that he sent his Son to the world. Not to condemn us, to yell at us, to beat us over the head, but to LOVE us, to give us life everlasting through Jesus!
The Word says that “We love him because he first loved us.” He has loved us from the beginning of time, he always had a plan. He sent his son to the earth all those Christmases ago, to show us love, to give us life. He is the Messiah spoken of in Isaiah 9:6 “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace,” and he is our soon coming King!
Celebrate his love for you today and share his love with others. Share the love story of Christmas, the amazing love that Christ has for us. Take refuge in his love today, let it overflow from your heart and into your life.