Christmas Can Be Summed Up In One Word

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

If Christmas could be summed up in one word, I think it would be LOVE. Love that was 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

Christmas Can Be Summed Up In One Word

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

But what about the people who are different than us, maybe they don’t look like us, or act like us. What about the people who are not kind to us?

True love is demonstrated when we show love to those who haven’t acted so lovely.

“We love because he first loved us.” 1 John 4:19 NIV

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
  • an estranged relative
  • the person who has treated you unkind

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

And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13

Wow, this song says it all. Is there room in your heart?? Don’t miss Jesus this Christmas.

Have a blessed Sunday!!

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  1. Thank you for the wonderful devotional. We do need to stop and reflect and leave room for HIM in our heart this time of year and always. Merry Christmas and thank you for all you do to share your faith. I don’t even know you but feel I do because of being sisters in the Lord. I know its hard to have the first Christmas without your love ones……been there but glad you could share it with family and still have beautiful memories. I’ll be missing my Aunt this year. She always hosted such wonderful Christmas’ back in the day.

  2. Thanks for all you do! Your words often touch me and really make me think. Your love and faithfulness shine through. Merry Christmas, may God bless you always!

  3. Thank you, Cyndi. This household loves Jesus. We love Casting Crowns. Matt is so true and real in all he sings. Oh, Lord, I give more room in my heart to change me, to love you more so I can love others more for You. Amen. Cyndi, you encourage me daily. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  4. What a blessing!! Every thing is busy and rushed ! Thank you for sharing this! I need to try and make more room in my heart for JESUS! HE makes room for my needs and the desires of my heart every day ! I will never be able to thank HIM enough for the sacrifice HE made and the sufficient grace HE sheds on me and my family! You are truly a blessing to me and have been for years! Don’t ever stop what you’re doing ! I haven’t met you but I love you!

  5. “is There Room in Your Heart?” Was my husband ‘s sermon title today. We make room for so many things that crowd into our hearts and lives, that we only leave a tiny little corner for our Lord and Savior who loves us more than any other. Beautiful sentiments, Cyndi.

  6. Merriest and Most Blessed Christmas to you and the entire Clan. SO appreciate your loving heart and gentle spirit which encourages us all. Love to all of my fellow readers/followers coast to coast. Be blessed and be a blessing! Rochelle from Iowa 🎄🌽❄️💚❤️

  7. Thank you for your message today. I need to work on a broken relationship and your message hit home. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  8. Thank you for this gentle reminder. We all lose this in the hustle and bustle of gift giving and family visits.
    May your family be blessed this Advent and through the new year.