“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.””
Luke 2:8-14 NIV
“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.”
John 3:16 NIV
“We love because he first loved us.”
1 John 4:19 NIV
I won’t be lighting my fourth candle, the Angel Candle or the Candle of Love, this Sunday because I am in Pittsburgh watching the Steelers play the broncos, but that won’t stop me from reflecting on the great Love of God.
God’s love for us is the reason we had that first Christmas so long ago.
Today I pray for the love of God to spread into the hearts of men.