This coming Sunday, we will celebrate the love that came down at Christmas. Someone rewrote the love chapter (1 Cor. 13) as a reminder of what Christmas is really all about:
“If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows and strands of twinkling lights, but do not show love to my family, I’m just another decorator. If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes and sing in the choir’s cantata, but do not focus on Christ, I have missed the point… Love stops the cooking to hug the child. Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the spouse. Love is kind, though harried and tired. Love doesn’t envy another’s home that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens. Love doesn’t yell at the kids to get out of the way. Love doesn’t give only to those who are able to give in return but rejoices in giving to those who can’t. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be lost, golf clubs will rust, but giving the gift of LOVE will endure.”
May the love of Jesus be born again in you this Christmas!