Christmas is just around the corner, our advent journey almost complete.
I’m focusing on love this week.
We tend to reduce love to a feeling, and our English language does not adequately give us words to describe love in all its forms.
I love chocolate (I do), but that sentiment cheapens the depth of love I have for my hubby, my children, my grandchildren.
In the context of advent we experience the greatest gift of all, Creator God Who creates a way to become one of us. Emmanuel, God with us, is the greatest gift of all.
Whenever I’m unsure of life, I remember I am loved. Held in love. We are cherished, loved unconditionally. It is good just to ponder that, to quiet our hearts and remember.
And that love can spill out to the people around us, our families, our friends, our neighbours. Love is an action, a way to live. Can I love unconditionally, love all, without judgment or conditions?
I was trying to paint love. Truly, I couldn’t. So I just enjoyed painting the five advent candles. One for hope, another for peace, the joy candle and a candle for love. The fifth candle represents the Christ Child, God’s precious gift of love to the world.
May you feel and know that you are loved today.