Every year at Christmas time, I start thinking about my loved ones. When everyone is all gathered together around the dinner table, I can feel the love all around. The laughter, the gentle ribbing, the children running through the house, and the smells of the food all invoke my love trigger. I am at peace, and I am happy.
Love can be shown in many ways. There are displays of love by hugs, but you can also show love by your actions. At this time of the year, you hear a lot about giving to those less fortunate. Christmas Angel trees, where you adopt a child, family, or a nursing home patient, are ways where we can show love for our neighbors.
Another way that we can show love is by paying it forward. We have all heard about paying the bill for the person behind us in line at McDonalds or Starbucks. And, most of you have probably heard about paying the toll for the person behind you on a toll road. But, there are other things that you can do to show love like leaving a BIG tip for your waiter or waitress. You could shovel the snow on someone’s driveway, or maybe even take cookies to your local police station or fire station. I am sure that you can come up with a lot of ideas to show that you care.
Love is a consist theme throughout the Bible.
Matthew 22: 36-39
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
But, there will never be a greater gift of love than the one that the Lord gave to all of us. He gave His son!
8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
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.
This holiday season, even though we are rushed and busy, let’s take a minute to reflect on the greatest sacrifice that has ever been made and offer a prayer of thanks.
Have A Blessed Day!