It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I just love everything about Christmas!! The hustle and bustle, the lights and gifts, the warm drinks (just heard about a Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate - definitely trying!) and goodies (dad’s delicious fudge), time with family and friends, and the reminder of what this season is really all about. LOVE CAME DOWN! And it’s His love that changes everything…
I remember the hubs & I being newlyweds and Kevin giving me a gift that goes down in history as one of the best gifts I’ve ever received. He did his research, kept it a secret, and surprised me big time. I’ll never forget the feeling of holding my very own bundle of joy, a beagle puppy. It was the cutest pup and I was instantly in love.
Even though, this gift was one of my absolute favorites it’s bleak in comparison to God’s love on Christmas! Emmanuel which means God with us! The perfect God-Man, Jesus, left heaven to come down and live a perfect life so that our sins could be forgiven. There is no better gift than this! He didn’t come as a ruling king (although He will) but this time He came wrapped in cloths lying in a manager (Luke 2). He lived a perfect life and then took our punishment on that cruel cross so that we could be washed white as snow (Colossians 1:20; 1 Peter 2:24). CHRISTmas is all about love… unconditional love!
"Love Came Down at Christmas" is a Christmas poem by Christina Rossetti. It was first published without a title in Time Flies: A Reading Diary in 1885!
Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely,
Love was born at Christmas,
Star and Angels gave the sign.
Worship we the Godhead,
Worship we our Jesus,
But wherewith for sacred sign?
Love shall be our token,
Love be yours and love be mine,
Love to God and all men,
Love for plea and gift and sign.
Brightest Hope… Purest Love… Greatest Gift… Jesus! His love came down and rescued me. His love came down and set me free (Isaiah 53). May this unexplainable gift shine in your life this Christmas season! EMMANUEL!