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

 

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