Christmas is a wonderful story, but it is so much more than a story. It’s a true story…It’s history…It’s our story…It’s the story of when love came down in the person of Jesus Christ.
Have you ever wondered where love comes from? When you see the love between a man and his wife, where does that come from? Or the love between a parent and a child? Or the love between family or good friends?
The Bible gives us the answer: Love comes from God, because God is love.
Love has existed from the very beginning. Even before the world was created, there was love. Jesus prayed in John 17:24: “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.”
But God not only loved the Son before creation, he also looked forward in time and loved us. We read in Ephesians 1:4-5: “For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will.”
The miracle of Christmas is that the baby in the manger was God in human flesh…when love came down.This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
Love began in heaven. But love came down to earth at Christmas.
Questions for Reflection:
This Week’s Suggested Readings
Sunday - 1 John 4:7-10
Monday - John 17:24
Tuesday - Ephesians 1:4-5
Wednesday - John 1:1-2,14
Thursday - Philippians 2:6-8
Friday - Luke 2:1-20
Saturday - Romans 8:31-39
Father, thank you for loving me as you do. I have done nothing to earn or deserve your love, but you love me just the same. Your grace and mercy are simply overwhelming. I want you to know that I love you too. Amen
Bro. Joe Metts