Igniting Christmas Love During Advent

This is the fourth Sunday of Advent. Over the past few weeks, we have talked about hope, comfort, and peace; today, we are talking about the love of Christmas.

If Christmas could be summed up in one word, I think it would be love. Love is shown by a baby that came down from heaven to change us forever. (The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. John 1:14)

As we think about love, it’s easy to think about loving those who love us. It’s easy to love people who think or act like us.

But what about the people who are different than us, the people who may not be kind to us? True love is demonstrated when we show love to those who haven’t acted so lovely.

The more we look to Jesus, the more we become like him, and the more we will love like him.

Scripture reminds us over and over again to love well.

  • By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:35
  • We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19
  • Let all that you do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 6:14
  • And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. Colossians 3:14
  • Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:7-8

Rick Warren, the pastor of Saddleback Church, says, We were created in God’s image to do two things on Earth: Learn to love God and learn to love other people. Life is all about love.

This Christmas, give the gift of love to a prodigal child, estranged relative, or someone who has treated you unkindly.

Let’s strive to love like Christ this Christmas season!

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22 Comments

  1. Cyndi-
    Good morning to you. I did the same thing yesterday- up early getting presents and stockings in piles and then cooking breakfast.
    I honestly believe this has been one of my best Christmas seasons ever, I chose joy over every other thing. Perfection is an illusion, but joy and contentment are attainable. Your BFTH posts have been so pertinent to my life and I appreciate them and I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

  2. Beautiful picture of You , Wayne and the grandchildren Cyndi ♥️
    Enjoy the dinner this afternoon and gifts with family, that’s important and meaningful. Have a beautiful Blessed Christmas Eve 🎄with loved ones and yes let’s reflect on Christ 🙏🏻😇
    The Author and Perfecter of our soul !!!
    Merry Christmas 🎁🎄

    1. Such a Beautiful Message today, it really spoke to me. Beautiful family picture! Merry Christmas to you and your family and to everyone here on your blog.❤️

  3. Enjoy every moment with your family! Wishing you much fun, love and laughter with your family as you celebrate the birth of our Lord.

  4. Merry Christmas 🎄. I love your emails each day. But today it is so great. I like you have always been in church. But sometimes it just hard to love others. I’m so thankful God loves me all the time. It’s time for me to love those that are hard to love.
    Thanks again for your time that you take to show us all God love and ministry It means more than you’ll ever know💗

  5. Merry Christmas Cyndi!
    Love this pic..can’t believe how much the grandkids have grown and how Colt and you share the same smile!.. so sweet!
    God Bless You! 💜🙏

  6. Merry Christmas to you & Wayne. Thank you for always sharing Jesus with us. God’s blessings to you & your family!

  7. Merry Christmas, Cyndi, to you and your family! Thank you for your dedication to us through your faith and this blog. I definitely feel the love!

  8. Merry Christmas, Cyndi! Beautiful picture! Enjoy every moment with them celebrating our Savior’s birth.⭐️🎄⭐️

  9. I love the family picture. Colt is really growing up.😊 Merry Christmas to you and your family. Enjoyed your comments on love.

  10. Merry Christmas to you and your family Cyndi! I know you will enjoy your grandkids. I will see mine on Facetime Christmas day. I am thankful for that.

  11. Merry Christmas!🎄🎁 Hope you have a wonderful holiday spent with your family and friends. Appreciate all you do for us thru out the year. ❤️❤️❤️

  12. Merry Christmas!🎄 Thank you for this email. Thank you for the reminder to love those that are hard to love. May this be a beautiful Christmas with your loved ones.

  13. Merry Christmas Cyndi! I hope your day with your family, is filled with laughter and Love and memories that will carry all of you though your journey here on earth. Thank-you for a wonderful 2023, sharing your family and parts of your life with all of us that follow you. May your New Year be filled with peace and Joy.
    Miriam