Last Week of Advent: Love

Hello Everyone and Merry Christmas!

It is Christmas Eve which means it is the end of the Advent season for us. Christ is born! This is Christmas Eve is a little different from ones I've known in the past but that's ok. Life is about changing.

That's what this advent season has taught me. If it's not challenging me, it's not changing me. I really want to strive for more hope, peace, joy, and love in this coming year. I know that's not going to be easy.

True love is something that is discussed every day-- somewhere. Love has more books written about and on it than probably any other subject, well perhaps money. Which is interesting since money doesn't bring love, and it can tear love apart.

So what does love have to do with Christmas really? Well, everything. If it wasn't for love we wouldn't have Christmas.

And from far away the Lord appeared to his people and said,“I love you people
with a love that will last forever. That is why I have continued showing you kindness.
- Jeremiah 31:3

So just how much kindness did God show us? Well if you know the Christmas story you know that God gave up his only son so that we have everlasting life if we believe. Recently my group did the Bible study What Is Love by Kelly Minter. I strongly recommend it. It shows you how much God loves you. It's a really good Bible study, very in-depth. Love is really shown by making sacrifices for the other being.

The Father has loved us so much that we are called children of God. And we really are his children. The reason the people in the world do not know us is that they have not known him. 2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and we have not yet been shown what we will be in the future. But we know that when Christ comes again, we will be like him, because we will see him as he really is. 3 Christ is pure, and all who have this hope in Christ keep themselves pure like Christ. - 1 John 3: 1-3

Prayer ornaments were a hit with our family this advent season. Make an ornament reminding you to pray for a certain person or situation. Decorate how ever you want to and make it however you want to. And if you can when the Christmas season is drawing to a close give the person that prayer ornament to them. It will show them how much you love them and that you are asking God to watch over them.

Be with God and love! Merry Christmas!

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