Christmas Love Letter

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img_3620During this holiday season, it’s fun to think about Santa and the joy of giving. To look at Christmas lights and sing carols. To bake yummy sweets and play games. But as I pondered about the holiday letter I would like to share with you, only one thought came to mind – the greatest Christmas love letter ever written.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned … This is the verdict: Light has come into the world … whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.

God's LoveThe most powerful being in existence took on the helpless form of a babe. The King of Kings chose to arrive in a humble, muck-filled stable. All to start the greatest love story every told. He came because he loved you. He loved me. He loved all who came before and all who will come after. And he will go to any lengths not only to prove his love but to win our hearts in return. Even to the point of sacrificing his life to gain our freedom.

So as we drive through neighborhoods, oohing and aahing over the beautiful Christmas lights, let us remember the Light who came into the world. As we experience the joy of giving, let us remember the One who gave everything to win our hearts. And as we enjoy the precious gift of time spent with family, let us remember the Father who loves us unconditionally with an everlasting love.

Since I love a good carol, here are some good old country boys singing about the greatest gift ever given.

Merry Christmas!

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20 thoughts on “Christmas Love Letter”

  1. Thank you for sharing Karen. Also, I am a huge fan of Home Free so thank you for the beautiful video.

    May you have a blessed Christmas season.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    • Hi, Estella. Christmas carols are one of my most favorite parts of the holidays. I love to sing, and hearing all the parts blend together just makes my heart glad. May you have a Christmas filled with music and blessings.

  2. Merry Christmas Karen! Thank you for the music and the verses from the Bible. I hadn’t heard of Home Free until you mentioned them several months ago and I went to Youtube and checked them out. They are wonderful! I love to sing, but as I get on in years, it seems my “pipes” are getting very squeaky and I only have about a four note range anymore. My singer friends say I just need to exercise my vocal cords. All I know is that it is frustrating now, but it makes me appreciate good music all the more. And yes, Mary Did You Know, by PTX is wonderful too ๐Ÿ™‚

    • So glad you enjoyed the Home Free song. I love the voices and harmonies. I was a band and choir nerd and still sing in church but my stamina is much less than it once was. I feel your frustration, Kathryn. Glad the ears still work. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Santa tends to overshadow the quieter side of Christmas. The peace and love that is the original meaning of and reason for Christmas underlies even the Santa focus. The babe in the manger spreads that peace, love, and joy to us all in his own special way.
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

  4. Thank you for sharing your beautiful post and for sharing beautiful music. Karen, may you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy 2017.

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