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Love for the Year

December 22

Day 26

Listen to: “Love Came Down at Christmas”

I think most humans look for a sign that God is real. That God is talking to us, or that God has made a clear path for us to follow. I like how the first verse of this song talks about how the star and angels gave a sign…a sign that God was here and where to go. But what I like even more in this song is all that talk about love. We may not get a star or an angel to show us the way, but God’s love is ever present and when we experience the love of God, we are on the right path.

While Valentines Day is not a Biblical holiday, I think it is great that is follows Christmas. For just as this song speaks, the gift that keeps giving is love. That is the reason Jesus came in the first place, to show and give us the Father’s love. I hate to let all the Christmas decorations go in the New Year, and I have taken to the habit of leaving some greens and hanging heart ornaments till Valentines. This is my reminder that the love we receive at Christmas is for all time and my work is to keep spreading it all year.

If you wonder where God is…look for the love your see, give and receive. This is a sign for you today.

Activity for Kids:

Make a Plan - for transitioning from Christmas to Valentines…how will you continue to show love?

Move the angels forward one note.

1 Love came down at Christmas, love all lovely, Love divine; Love was born at Christmas; star and angels gave the sign.

2 Worship we the Godhead, Love incarnate, Love divine; worship we our Jesus, but wherewith for sacred sign?

3 Love shall be our token; love be yours and love be mine; love to God and others, love for plea and gift and sign.

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