This third Sunday of Advent, we continue with this brief series, “Christmas Profiles,” as we continuing looking at some of the significant Christmas story characters.
Two weeks ago we studied Mary, the mother of Jesus, who taught us about hope. Last week we took a careful look at Joseph, who taught us about courage.
Tomorrow we look at the Lord and His lesson about love. After all He is the best One to teach us this lesson. Even before the world was created, He had already devised a plan devoted to love so that we might be redeemed. He was thinking of us in eternity past and He still thinks about us today.
John 3:16 is, perhaps, the greatest verse about love. Add John 3:16, the words of 1 John 4:11, “This is the kind of love we are talking about - not that we once upon a time loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice . . .” Do you see it? Do you get it?
How do you measure the value of God’s gift? How do we judge its worth? Maybe by the size of the gift? Our is it by the weight of the gift? Perhaps by the cost of the gift? How do we measure the value of God’s Christmas gift to us? This Sunday we will explore this question and as we look at 1 John 4:9-11 and a few other assorted verses.
Throughout the narrative of the Christmas story, we find love, God’s love, clearly displayed. And that is our subject for this Sunday.
Remember, you are deeply loved!