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Give love on Christmas

Demetrius Moffett

It’s here. 

We have officially entered into the Christmas season. The decorations are up. 

Homes have their lights hung. 

Nativity scenes are displayed in front yards. 

The spirit of joy and good tidings are in the air. 

The discussions of what to get family members, friends and co-workers have become a weekly conversation. 

The one thing that touches me about this time of year is how the expression of Love is radiating from most everyone. 

There are toy drives, thinking about those children that may be without. 

There are the can good food drives to support families to have a very Merry Christmas. 

Love is so much a part of what Christmas is all about. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son. This was the ultimate expression of love. 

To give love, out of love to what some might say is unlovable. Love is what love does. It is emotions in action.

Please allow me to pose this question for thought. Would our Christmas have the same meaning and effect if we received nothing at Christmas? Would it still feel like Christmas if we didn’t have a Christmas tree? Would it still feel like Christmas if there were no special dinners? What is Christmas? 

I’ve had the unpleasurable experience of having to spend several Christmases without a tree, lights, dinner, and gifts. 

Those items I would have enjoyed having. However, it was the love of the family that I missed the most. 

The fellowship, laughing and singing with those who mean the most to me. 

I do understand that there are those that will be working on Christmas day. 

I would like for us to remember the brave men and women that are serving our country. Under their protection, we are able to enjoy all of the festivities and traditions that come with Christmas. 

As the song says “Why don’t you give love on Christmas Day. Even the man who has everything would be so happy if you would bring Him love on Christmas day. No greater gift is there than love. The man on the street or the couple upstairs wants you to know there’s someone who cares,

Give love on Christmas day. No greater gift is there than love.” 

This year let’s make it a point. If we give nothing else. Let’s give love on Christmas Day.

 

Demetrius Moffett is Senior Pastor of Orange Church of God-Embassy of Grace, 1911 North 16th Street in Orange.