Christmas Eve – 12th Gift – Love

12th Gift of Christmas – The Love of God

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

We often think of the baby in the manger as the giving of God’s ultimate gift. But looking more deeply into the story we see that yes it was at Bethlehem that God’s gift came, but it was not until the cross that His gift was given. God’s gift of love became ours as the blood poured from the wound in Jesus’ side. Why not make Christmas the start of a new life’s journey that will last forever? He has given you these twelve gifts and so much more. Christmas is the perfect time to give your life to Him!

Here is my poem for you as my gift and the Mullett girls singing on a fresh new video about the Glorious Night Jesus was born! Merry Christmas all!

 12 Gifts of Christmas

 The gift of being a neighbor
 Do I know my neighbor’s name?
 The gift of Kindness
 That puts prejudice to shame
 The gift of Prayer
 That calls help down from God
 The gift of Faith
 That believes when times are hard
 The gift of Hope
 That sees our Lord in all
 The gift of Joy
 That helps us when we fall
 The gift of Grace
 That washes away sin
 The gift of Rest
 That spends sweet time with Him
 The Living gift of Water
 That fills our thirty souls
 The gift of Mercy
 That answers law’s demands
 The gift of a Star
 That guides us through strange lands
 The gift of Love
 The greatest one of all
 And Jesus - gift of gifts In a manger low and small! 

12 Gifts of Christmas by Peter Caligiuri
Copyright 2017 All rights reserved

My Early Christmas Offering

Okay I confess I love Christmas so much that I have been busy decorating our home, preparing for a family visit still a month away and have already been listening to Christmas music! So if you are ready here is an early offering to my readers of a lovely song I have been so blessed by from Keith and Kristyn Getty titled ; “In the Bleak Midwinter” This is such a lovely gentle song. My prayer for you today is that in this pandemic of panic that tries to grip our hearts and tear away at all that is good and pure that you will find as you listen with me a center of peace found only as we worship our king who gently came to the manger on a bleak midwinter day!

Rose of Bethlehem

This is one of my favorite Christmas songs to sing as well as to listen to. Though I do not know much behind the composition of the song by Lowell Alexander, nobody I have heard sings the song like Nicol (Smith) Sponberg on the original release from Selah 2002.Christmas blessings to you as you listen!