Christmas Lesson of Love

Christmas teaches us the lesson of love.

Over the last few weeks, we looked at the Christmas story to find faith and hope in abundance in the lives of the people of the first Christmas. In the previous lessons, we found a deep faith in Mary as she accepted the words of the angel and the shepherds showed us hope as they left their sheep to find the newborn king on that particular night. This week, we will look at the Christmas story to see the love found within it.

The Christmas Lesson of Love

For our first glimpse of Christmas love, let’s look at the most well-known verse of the Bible, John 3:16“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” The light of love from that first Christmas appears as a babe in a lowly manger in a stable surrounded by farm animals. God loved us so much that He sent His son to redeem us from the darkness of sin and evil. Never has the world experienced such sacrificial love. And, God demonstrated a love that gives all for another without wanting anything in return.

The light of love from that first Christmas appears as a babe in a lowly manger. Click To Tweet

Next, we see love come to earth in the form of a newborn baby. Jesus surrendered everything for us. He left His heavenly home where He sat at the right hand of His Father to come to a created world to suffer and die for us. Jesus went from divine perfection to experiencing colds, pain, betrayal, and loss. The Bible explains this in Philippians 2:6: “Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage.” Jesus gave us a shining example of providing love about everything else.

Sharing the Lessons

So this Christmas season, let us remember the lessons of faith, hope, and love. Christmas faith takes on a journey we never expected but one that changes our lives dramatically. The hope of Christmas leads us to a manger and a newborn baby that offers us salvation from our sins. And, finally, the love of the season teaches us to give unconditionally and with a full heart. When we include these lessons in each Christmas, we reflect the light of that first star into those around us so they can know Christ is the reason for the season.


We reflect the light of that first star into those around us so they can know Christ is the reason for the season. Click To Tweet

A Christmas Poem by Yvonne

The holiday pies baking
The stockings now hung
The sweet smell of spice
Floats up through our home

The tree stands in the corner
Decked with baubles and bows
Presents wrapped brightly
Await the Christmas morn

Lights twinkle in the darkness
The fire warmly glows
Dreams of a holiday together
Kissing beneath the mistletoe

The manger awaits the baby
The animals bellowing low
The star shines the way brightly
As the world waits below

A royal birth is heralded
By angel choirs on high
Christ, the loving Savior
Was born on Christmas nigh

The joy on Christmas morning
Is not from presents galore
Our joy is the lowly birth
Of the Savior of our soul

I wish you a Merry Christmas
Joy to the family far and near
Christ’s Blessing upon you
And peace in the coming year

Wishing you love during this Christmas Season. Click To Tweet

Blessings,

Yvonne – #blogger, #speaker, and #author

Matthew 28:19 “Therefore, GO and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”


Additional Resources:

The Christmas Story

A Peaceful Christmas

Help at Christmas 

Christmas Lesson of Faith

Christmas Lesson of Hope

 

27 thoughts on “Christmas Lesson of Love

  1. Beautiful post, Yvonne. And what a wonderful poem! For the past few years, I’ve been inserting my name into Scripture, and when we put our name in John 3:16 in place of world, it brings such a powerful meaning to love at Christmas and all year long! Merry Christmas!

  2. What a great way to wrap up the series, Yvonne, with love and a poem. This is a reminder to me to keep love at the forefront during our family gatherings: to serve with love, to share with love, to listen and enjoy each other’s company with love. Blessings to you and your extended family during this time.

  3. I agree, we are to “reflect the light of that first star into those around us so they can know Christ is the reason for the season.” What a beautiful reminder of why we do what we do at Christmas and always. I love your poem! 🙂

  4. stephaniemgammon

    I was reading this and thinking about Philippians 2 & then you quoted it. Great post on the sacrificial love of our Savior! Merry Christmas. 🎄

  5. “Jesus surrendered everything for us. He left His heavenly home where He sat at the right hand of His Father to come to a created world to suffer and die for us. Jesus went from divine perfection to experiencing colds, pain, betrayal, and loss.”

    OK – I know this is going to sound weird – maybe sounds a little sacrilegious, but those words reminded me of thoughts I had a few days ago… having an infant during Christmas.

    That Jesus, coming in baby form was so incredibly humbled.. not just to become man, but a baby – that soiled himself and being The Word, could only grunt and coo and so much more that is so very humble about being an infant.

    … I know, weird thoughts from the mom of an infant. 😛

    1. Yvonne

      No, I love your thoughts. We need to realize that He did sacrifice everything to one of His creations change His diaper.

  6. Yvonne, what a great reminder as we approach Christmas day – that as John 3:16 wrote, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” We are called to remember God’s gracious, amazing love so that we can in turn spread it out to others. Have a blessed Christmas!

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