Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas - A Day of Giving Love

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. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:16-17

Christmas is a special time for many of us.

For Christians it is a time to remember and celebrate the birth of Jesus (cause ya know for us that I kind of a big deal). It is the celebration of the most special gift that was given when we did not deserve. We are celebrating what for us is the ultimate expression of grace and love.

But it is also a special time for many folks who aren’t Christian. It is a time to give and receive gifts. It is an opportunity to express love in ways that we do not normally express ourselves during the year. This too is an expression of grace.

Regardless of what brings you to this special day, it is a day of giving. It provides us with a chance to show love to those that we care about whether or not we feel that they may deserve that love. This is what I love about this day. We have an excuse to come together and reconcile past wounds. We are given a chance to collectively heal over some of the biggest meals that we will eat all year long! It is not just a celebration of a child born two thousands years ago but it is also a celebration of love.

As you sit at the dinner table with folks that you love, and some that might annoy you, remember that today can be a new day. If you want to you can open new doors of communication and begin the process of restoring old bonds. Or you can strengthen the wonderful bonds that you already have with those that you are sharing this season with.

Christmas is an important day of giving, and the greatest gift that we can give is our love

1 comment:

  1. Agreed!! Its the most important and the greatest gift.

    I hope you had a great Christmas.

    Much Love


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