As we approach the last Sunday of Advent we approach the theme of Love! I bet some of you reading this are thinking, “I know about God’s love”, While others have never heard this story before. For all of you this is a story about how much you truly are loved and what it looks like to include true love in our lives in this season of the year!
It’s easy to associate joy with the Christmas season. The uplifting music, sparkling decorations, and remembrance of Christ coming to earth to make “tidings of great joy.” Yet, during this Advent season, I have reflected on this year and am reminded of the many times the weight of life has been too much, and how often this year that I have felt empty and alone with feelings of joy far from me.
The Christmas story is the story of how God sees us, immerses into our world as a helpless child, contends for us and not against us, and restores us unto himself. This is exactly the story that we celebrate this season but it is also the story that we are called to inherit as our own and live into everyday.