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Greenwood Forest Baptist Church

Advent Devotional Day 24-December 20

I am writing this meditation during the last week before our Presidential election.  After listening to a few political commercials, love seems to be far, far away.  By the time others read these words, I hope that healing has begun, and we can focus on loving our neighbor as ourselves. 

1 John 4:7-8 reads: Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God.  Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.  But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

Many things in life come and go, but God’s love sustains us.  His love for us sets the ultimate example of love and shows us how to love others.  His love is a love that endures through every circumstance.

As we journey through life’s ups and downs, we find that it is love that upholds us and carries us through each trial that we face.  God’s love not only shows us how to love our family and friends, but it also shows us how to love those who are different from ourselves.  God’s love redefines who our neighbors are.

As Christmas approaches, we again recall the highest and best example of God’s love for us through the birth of Christ.  Divine love.  Everlasting love. Unconditional love.  Love that surrounds us and sustains us. 

Thanks be to God for his love.