LOVE - Second week of Advent
As I prepared for the December communion service, I thought about the ultimate gift of LOVE that we all received. The baby born to Mary in Bethlehem! This week is the second week of Advent and our thoughts have focused on LOVE. As the second candle is lit HOPE and LOVE are offered up in the form of a child, Jesus. His birth, life and ultimately his death give us HOPE for eternal life. The teachings he shared taught us the importance of LOVING one another. We all do give gifts this time of year, but we can pass along Jesus’ gifts to others.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
Material gifts are appreciated, but some gifts just feel right! The gift of time serving in a kitchen at reunion, time given to prepare for Sunday school classes, time volunteering in the hospital auxiliary, time preparing for a Rotary club book sale, time filling boxes for a food bank, time gleaning fields for the food bank, time visiting someone in a nursing home, time taking someone to an appointment, time making cards to send to strangers and friends, time to shovel a neighbour’s walk, time … you get the idea.
you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
I have never given a gift as great as God gave us. Through Jesus Christ, we have been gifted with LOVE and Eternal life. May you be gifted with Hope, Love, Peace and Joy !
Yours in Christ,
Gwyn, Kat, and Shannon
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