Christmas Love


Each Christmas I feel drawn to love and serve people more. Commerce, social media and the cadence of Christmas music agree that Christmas is about loving one another. They also agree people should spend money to do that, but regardless, the theme is there. 

Loving one another is life-giving all year round. Still, Christmas is a tender time to talk about it and why it's important to selflessly give of our time and money.

The season's inspiration, Jesus Christ a servant to all, tells us time and time again to love one another. We celebrate His birth on December 25th. Many churches will be holding services where we're reminded that Jesus (God) humbly came into the world to love us and set us free from the sin that separates us from Him. 

For those who believe in Him and have His freedom, Galatians 5:13-14 encourages us to know what to do with our freedom.

For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
— Galatians 5:13-14 (NASB)

You don't need to be a historical scholar on the life of Jesus or even a bible teacher to enjoy this message. That is the beauty of Christ, we don't have to be perfect or supremely educated to know Him. If you do not yet know Him, consider this Christmas that He humbly serves and love you. Reading the bible is great place to start. Then go love one another through all seasons of life.