Love Came Down at Christmas

The Creator became the heart of creation when in Christ Jesus He took on our flesh. This is no small thing. He who is one hundred percent divine became also one hundred percent man: true God, true man. What but the love that existed in the Trinitarian God from eternity could cause Him who created all that exists and all that has being to take on the rescue of His creatures in this humbling fashion, enduring the darkness of our world and enduring our death in order to free us from evil and death eternally! So great is His love for us that He came down at Christmas to raise us up with Christ and give us Himself for all eternity.

So we rejoice! We rejoice at such a love, such a Creator, such a God who gave Himself for us and to us when He who is “Love came down at Christmas.” And we thank Him, and praise Him, and glorify and worship Him who through this life has promised to never leave us nor forsake us for He has made us His children in Christ Jesus! Hallelujah! For the Lord God eternal reigns! Hallelujah!

Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, Love Divine,
Love was born at Christmas,
Star and Angels gave the sign.

Worship we the Godhead,
Love Incarnate, Love Divine,
Worship we our Jesus,
But wherewith for sacred sign?

Love shall be our token,
Love be yours and love be mine,
Love to God and all men,
Love for plea and gift and sign.

Christina Rossetti (1885)

A note to my readers and blogger friends: I will be taking a blogging break for a while and look to reconnect in the New Year. Merry Christmas to all and to all, best wishes for a Happy New Year!

42 thoughts on “Love Came Down at Christmas

      1. I’m in “the middle” of too many (Owens, three commentaries, Trueman’s latest) and now that I’ve got a couple of books for Christmas, add John Bunyan’s two works on “Prayer” to the list. I actually started reading it today. It’s great (Puritan paperbacks). And I want to read Calvin’s Institutes again. I guarantee I won’t be reading as much as you will be, kiddo!!! 😂🥰

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      2. Hahahahahha!!!!! I will try not to text you for the next few days!!!!!! I love that you are a reader!!!! I have been planning to finish The Gospel According to Nahum this week and I want to read Niehaus’s books on covenants before I start!!!!

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    1. How grateful I am and will continue to be for the blessing of your comments and your prayer, Richard! Thank you, and I pray the same for you whose heart is so tender for our Savior as to glorify Him with humble sincerity. May God bless and keep you now and in the new year, brother.

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    1. Thank YOU, Selma. Your poetry is always a delight and a blessing, and I pray this season will continue to be for us one that renews and strengthens as we await the blessings of the new year (in worship and praise) by His grace. Merry Christmas! 🎄♥️

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    1. Thank you, dear Kent. How kind of you to think of me on this happy New Year’s Day! I’m so grateful for your blessing even as I return them two-fold to you, praying God’s abundant love, joy, and peace to sustain and strengthen you by His Spirit until Christ returns! May we press on in 2022 toward the goal for which God has called us heavenward in Christ Jesus!

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