A few weeks ago I saw the movie “Interstellar” starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. It’s a movie in which science is front and center. In fact, the director made sure the science behind black holes and space travel was as accurate as possible. But there was another overarching theme that really stole the show: love.
At one point Anne Hathaway’s character, Dr. Amelia Brand, says, “Love isn’t something we invented. It’s observable, powerful, it has to mean something… Love is the one thing we’re capable of perceiving that transcends dimensions of time and space.”
When we light the Advent candle this weekend, it will be the “love candle.” It occurs to me that the love theme is a little different than the other three Advent themes. The Bible tells us that God gives us hope, peace and joy. But the Bible tells us that “God is love.”
(1 John 4:8)
Love was present at the beginning of time and Love became flesh and dwelt among us in the gift of Jesus Christ. Love comes down at Christmas. It did 2000 years ago and still does today. Join us this coming weekend as we celebrate the gift of Love.