Wednesday Reflection, December 25, 2019
The Love of God.
Brothers and sisters, I greet you well and wish for you a very happy Christmas. Today’s verse in focus is from 1 John 4:10, “In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.”
Indeed, the Fathers gift of the Son reflects the unfeigned love that God has for us. It matters not that you and I as sinners, even in our low estate were/are not able to summon even a minute thought about God, yet, from the Genesis, the very beginning there is solid evidence of how much He thinks about and loves us.
That the Lord continues to provide, His mercies are new every morning, His promises are sure and we know He is not a man that He should lie. We can glory in the fact that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.
As we observe today in whatever way we may, may we like Mary, ponder these things in our hearts, may the true meaning of Christmas be a ready explanation and expression on our lips, may we reflect like we often do during communion on the gift of the Christ Child, our Lord and Savior and our soon coming King. Amen