Normally its the 12 days of Christmas but we’ll make ours the 7 days to Christ mass!!! We’re going to go day by day as we count down to Christmas and get some insight on celebrating the Christ-way!!!
Today’s focus is love. We all know John 3:16 but how many of us really understand it. For a moment take your mind off God giving His son and focus on Jesus choosing to come, leaving His glory in heaven and humbling Himself to be born as a helpless baby, dependent on everyone around Him for His needs when He had every angel in heaven worshiping Him, knowing that He was going to suffer and ultimately die. He did not know what would happen after His death o!!! People just say Jesus came to die for our sins – quite alright He did but He died the most shameful death of His time without the assurance that people would turn their hearts back to God; yet He did it for us because of His love for us.
We have a new command to love one another. So consider these two:
1) As we love our families, remember as a Christian you’ve entered into a new relationship – a family of believers so love one another.
2) We say we love our families but how many of us have selfless love for everyone in our families? Christ has set the standard so love like Christ does.
Love isn’t optional for Christians. We are to be people who love each other in the self sacrificing way that Jesus loves so that others can see how real Jesus is by the difference He makes in our lives!
Think about this, celebrate in agape (the love of Christ) and see you tomorrow!!!