Love came down at Christmas
Love, a lovely love divine
Love was born at Christmas
Stars and angels gave the sign
Love arrived at Christmas.
But it wasn’t a new love.
It was the same Love that yearned for someone to love beyond the loving union of Father, Son & Holy Spirit, and so Love created man & woman to love and be loved by.
This same Love decided to humble itself within the limitations of humanity, and arrive not with the triumph, pomp and circumstance He is due, but to the cries of a woman in labour, her scared husband and likely the sounds of several barnyard animals, put off by sharing their warm space with interlopers.
This Love knew we needed not only the majesty of His might, but to be captivated by the wonder of His sight.
God looked not only down on us from heaven, but up at us from the manger that night.
God is Love. There is no separating His heart for us from how He interacts with us, as each loving parent knows.
And this Love knew we needed to know God could hold us. Understand our struggles. Get what we are unable to put into words when we are overwhelmed.
So He came to show us His face of Love, in the present of Jesus.
God with us, Presence.
God one of us, the present.
This lovely carol reminds us that God so loved us He sent us His Son, and we are to be known as Lovers of His Presence through our love for one another.
Today, be reminded that God put His love into action in the gift of Jesus.
Go show that love in action this Christmas.
Love will be our token
Love be yours, and love be mine
Love from God to all of us
Love for plea and gift a sign
This carol was written by poet Christina Georgina Rossetti in the mid to late 1800’s.