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Christmas: The Greatest Gift of Love

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.1


The Meaning of Christmas

“Far away in Bethlehem, a baby boy was born,
Born with neither riches, nor with fame,
Yet wise men came from all around to bring Him their gifts,
And peace was felt by all who heard His name.

Angels watched him as he slept, and gently rocked His bed,
Their voices singing softly in His ear;
His mother and his father both gave thanks to God above
For the greatest gift of all, their Son, so dear.

They knew His life upon this earth would not be filled with wealth,
They also knew He would encounter strife;
But most of all, they knew that He would be a loving Child,
And teach the love of God throughout His life.

At Christmas we celebrate this birth of Jesus Christ,
Let’s keep in mind the truth of Christmas Day;
For it’s not the Christmas wrappings, nor not the gifts that lie within,
But our gift of love to others in every way…” - Author Unknown


As we give and receive gifts with family and friends, I pray we would take a moment to praise God for the greatest gift of love in His Son Jesus Christ. Our Savior in whom we have forgiveness and eternal life. Let us join the angels in singing, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”2

Suggested Prayer: “Dear God, we praise you for your infinite love and endless mercy towards us in giving us your only Son Jesus on Christmas so long ago. Allow your love to abound in our hearts and homes, and may we freely share that love with others. Thank you for hearing and answering our prayer. In Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen.”

Merry Christmas from our family to yours. May the peace and joy of Christmas fill your hearts today and always!


1.       John 3:16 (NIV).

2.       Luke 2:14 (NIV).

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