Hi folks, we just got back from church and Devo loved it! The music was awesome, the message was spot on, and the emotion was high! And the message and the mood was all about LOVE! God loved us so much that He GAVE His only son so that we should never perish and have eternal life! And Jesus loved us so much that He would die an unimaginable death so that we could live! And for that reason only, we should celebrate His birth, in a very loving, and spiritual way! Both God gave, and Jesus gave, God his son, and Jesus gave His life! So Christ's birthday does signify the season for giving! But both God and Jesus gave to us out of love! So we, in turn, should give not out of necessity, nor out of reciprocation, but because we are spreading our love, God's love, to those to whom we give! Every generous person I know, is a giver because it makes them feel good! Could it be that being a generous and a giving person, is similar to what Jesus was like? Generosity, giving, love!!! Are they synonyms, or do they just seem like they are! You have all heard that God is love! He gave His only son! Has there ever been a greater demonstration of generosity and love? Jesus gave His life! There should be no limit to our generosity if we want to be like Jesus! And it doesn't take money to be generous! It helps, of course, but generosity comes in many packages, and all are connected with love! It is the season to show love, and to be loved, enjoy it to the fullest, and don't succumb to worldly pressures that maim and destroy our ability to be more like Jesus!
16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. And if anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?
Dear children,let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. (1 John 3:16-18)
Like I said, Devo really enjoyed the service tonight! Even though he can't fully partake in the worship music, I know that the words were playing through his mind like he was singing them! You could feel the spiritual beauty of the music, Devon included, as you were not only moved, but entertained as well! Pastor Todd spoke of love tonight, and I will guarantee you that there wasn't a person in the church body that was feeling anything but! Hands were raised, voices were heard singing, some of us off tune, and tears were seen running down cheeks! The service was moving, spiritual, and heartwarming! I was blessed to be there, and we all intend to go every night until Christmas! And Devo is all in, too! Goodnight and God bless! Dana