Tis the season of Love! There is something about this time of year that brings out the love in people. People are a little kinder, a little more generous, a little friendlier, and a lot more loving. That is because it is a season in which we celebrate the birth of Love.
The Christmas story is a story of Love –Mary’s love, Joseph’s love, the Shepherds, the Wise Men, but mostly God’s Love. It is a time for us to remember that the holiday is not about the gifts, the food, even family, but about a consciousness of God’s Love for us.
This holiday season, be Love in this world. Give folks a warm smile, a hug, a word of encouragement, and tell someone who may not feel loved – that they are loved! Reach out and be a vehicle of Love and see how it can make the holiday brighter, not just for others, but for yourself as well.
Quote of the Week
“Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.”
Ruth Carter Stapleton
Sunday Service: 12/15/2019 – Love
Rev. Arlene Meyer
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Tis the Season of Love. It is not just a time to love our families and friends but to love everyone and everything. The birth of Jesus is about Love. The Love that is unconditional, does not judge, does not bargain, and does not have to be earned.
It is about God’s Love for us even though there may be times we may doubt that Love, or unable to experience it, it does not diminish the Love that is ours always. Sometimes we can feel that love when we look at our loved ones or when someone does something so loving to us, we can feel God’s Love through them.
Christmas Love is not about the romantic fickle love we find in fiction but a true, deep, constant Love that is never far. Remember this, whatever is going on in your life, no matter how appearances may seem, God’s Love is enfolding and embracing you.
That is a Love that you can count on, not just during the Christmas holiday but everyday.
Quote of the Week
“Love’s not always Christmas bells; Sometimes it’s as tough as nails. But one thing you’re sure to find, in the end there’s peace of mind.”
Joshua Aaron Guillory