This Advent season, we choose hope, enjoy peace, give and receive joy, and live in love! (Check out our previous Weekly Updates for more on each.)
We pray this holiday season that you will be filled with His hope, His peace, and His joy as you celebrate the birth of our King! Yet ultimately, Christmas is all about His love. Everything is about His love. I mean, HE IS LOVE! 🙂
John 3:16 is such a classic and foundational scripture, but let’s read it with fresh eyes:
The story of Christmas and the Good News originates in His love for us. In spite of what we’ve done and will do. But because of Whose we are. May we be filled with the awe and wonder of His love this holiday and respond in genuine love in celebration of Him.
The Message translation states is so wonderfully . . .
Merry Christmas from Holy Barre! May your celebrations be filled with joy and peace, while taking time to be still and know that He is God! Enjoy the food and drink, enjoying the people you’re with even more! May you enjoy all the gifts, keeping your eyes focused on our ultimate Gift. Savor the special season and continue to burn bright better together! And let’s LOVE LIKE THAT! 🙂