Christmas Lesson – Love

Over the last few weeks, we looked at the Christmas story to find faith and hope in abundance in the first Christmas people’s lives. In the previous lessons, we found a deep belief 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.

 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.

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

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 for 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.

A Christmas Poem

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 

May your Christmas be filled with Faith, Hope, and Love this year. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

Prayer

Lord Jesus, fill our hearts with Your love for all of mankind. Help us to be mindful of the needs around us. Let our lives reflect Christmas love all year long. Thank you for the gifts of this season. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

Blessings,

Yvonne M. Morgan is an author, blogger, and speaker.

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14 thoughts on “Christmas Lesson – Love

  1. Melissa McLaughlin – From an early age, the beauty of nature and love of family pointed me to One who is greater, the Creator and Lover of my soul, Jesus. My writing is inspired by His Word and His Spirit. During the most desperate times of my life, I learned to use scripture prayers to be my voice when I had no voice. To find out more about my passionate prayer journey, check out my book "In Dark of Times When Words Fail, Voice of Jesus Pray for Me." Follow along and join me in this journey of loving Jesus!
    Melissa McLaughlin

    Love! A beautiful reminder of the lengths our Lord and Savior went, in order to save us, How great His love! Such a lovely poem and prayer to wrap up your post. Inspiring remembrance of all the joys of Christmas and the greatest joy of all, Jesus! May we love others as Jesus has loved us. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Merry Christmas to you and your family too. May the true joy of the season fill your home this season. Thanks Melissa.

  2. mimionlife – Writer of inspirational messages, sometimes laced with humor.
    mimionlife

    Thank you for this beautiful reminder of the true meaning of the season. Have a blessed Christmas! 🙂

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  3. Melinda Viergever Inman – earth – Raised on the Oklahoma plains in a storytelling family, Melinda now spins tales from her writer's cave in the South. Her fiction illustrates our human story, wrestling with our brokenness and the storms that wreak havoc in our lives. Find her at http://melindainman.com.
    Melinda Viergever Inman

    It’s incredible what the Lord undertook in order to gain us as his own. Entering the body of a young girl at conception, developing in her womb, being birthed, and all of the other normal human experiences, far, far removed from the eternal doings of God Almighty! And yet, in humility and because of love, God the Son took on and shared our human experience! Because he did all of this, and all the details of his ministry recorded in God’s Word, including dying a gruesome death to pay for our sins and entrusting himself to the Father, we are richly blessed. So thankful for God’s love as shown in Christ!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      We are so incredibly blessed by the Grace and love of Christ. Merry Christmas and God bless Melinda.

  4. authordlv – Christian writer, author, blogger. Visit my site at https://www.stephendelavega.com.
    Stephen De La Vega

    I like this lesson of hope and love. Where would we be if Jesus never came to earth. What a blessed gift He is to us. May we bear His love toward those we meet.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      It is hard to imagine where we would be. I am so very glad God loves us so much. Thanks Stephen. I pray you had a wonderful Christmas with your family. Thanks and God bless

  5. Janice D. Green – South Carolina – Janice D. Green writes Bible storybooks. She is the author and illustrator of The Creation, a Bible storybook illustrated with hand-appliqued quilt pictures. Her second book is The First Christmas. Janice is passionate about reaching young families with the message of the Bible through her Bible storybooks, her blogs, and Bible quilts. She is a retired elementary school librarian. Read her blog posts at: www.honeycombadventures.com www.hiswhisperings.com www.biblebites4teens.com www.biblebites4you.com
    Janice D. Green

    Thank you for the call/reminder to share the love this Christmas and every day.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Janice. I appreciate your thoughts. God bless.

  6. Beautiful poem and series, Yvonne. This is so good, “we reflect the light of that first star into those around us so they can know Christ is the reason for the season.” Amen!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks so much Karen. I appreciate your thoughts and comments. God bless.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks so much. God bless you too Jessica

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