Friday, December 24th, 2021
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.” —1 John 4:7-12 (ESV)
Today, we review the past week and our “unwrapping the names of Jesus” I hope you have learned something new or was surprised by acts of LOVE. ❣️
LOVE IN ACTION
Here’s a few ideas to put your LOVE INTO ACTION:
❤️ Write a letter to your children, your parents or someone special to you recounting a special Christmas memory.
🧡 Host a free pancake breakfast for international students or people new to the neighborhood or your church. Look for opportunities to build bridges and point them to Immanuel — God with us.
💛 Bake a cake for Jesus, the Son of Man who left the splendor of heaven to take on human flesh. Encourage others to come up with ideas to say “Happy Birthday” to Jesus through loving others near them.
💚 Tape $1 in quarters on washers in laundromats to serve those who may be going through hardship. As you do this pray and ask God to reveal Himself to the person using the coins in a special way. Pray that this simple act of kindness to relieve burdens on the heart of the one accepting the gifts.
💙 Set up a hot cocoa stand for the homeless in you car or van or cab, driving around the city handing out cups of cocoa hot and given in LOVE.
💜 If you neighborhood has snow, shovel a neighbors driveway or sidewalks. You can open doors for strangers at stores. Say thank you and you’re welcome, smile at someone. Spread the LOVE of Jesus through your acts of kindness.
Merry Christmas Eve 🎄🎁🌟
~Charlotte, Seeker of unexpected Comfort, Happiness, Joy and Patience.