The beautiful orchestral sounds of the holiday are a perfect compliment to the lights and decorations that surround me. Being a creative minded individual I typically find inspiration in moments like this. Not today.
My thoughts are on love, not the romantic kind of affection that holiday movies and songs are written about. I am speaking of an unconditional love that has no boundaries and is available to every man, woman, or child: the wondrous love of God.
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16
On Christmas we celebrate the birth of Jesus, God’s only Son, that was sent to provide a way of salvation for mankind (John 3:16). A tremendous selfless act of love that cannot be measured nor matched. I marvel at the depth of care that the Lord has for us. Looking at His creation we can see that we have been provided for in all areas of our life. I am continually amazed by His mighty power and His awesome love.
Holiday songs sing of family, giving, and cheer. Charitable giving increases and hearts are moved to help others. The holiday evokes a variety of emotions in people. Some are overjoyed while others are heart broken. Families reflect on good times and try to forget the difficult ones.
My heart goes out to those that are struggling this holiday. Social media is filled with posts of sadness and difficulties. As I reflect on the amazing love of God it is my hope that you will all come to know Jesus to feel the warmth of His love, heal the wounds of your heart, and have eternal security. May you be blessed by His peace this season and throughout the coming year.