As I reread today's devotion that I wrote a few years back, I am reminded of the greatest emotion ever — love! God, the Father, loved us so much that he conceived a plan for our salvation that involved the giving of his only Son for us. And Jesus, the son, loved us so much that he became a fragile, vulnerable infant. And let us not forget the Holy Spirit! Given at Jesus' request, by the Father, to abide in all believers — "Immanuel", truly God is "with us." God, in his love, gave the very best of himself: his Son and the Holy Spirit.
Lately, when I have been flipping through my Bible, inevitably I land at 1 Corinthians 12 and 13. Ringing me back to establishing love as my focus. "If I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing." (1Cor. 13:2-3, NIV) The words "AM NOTHING...GAIN NOTHING" seem to appear to me in bold letters. All that I am and whatever I do, must be saturated in love. Our motives, actions and surrendering are not really acceptable to God unless framed by love.
So as we celebrate the greatest birth ever — let us receive the love God alone can give. And let us be so filled with God's love that it overflows upon every person and every situation we encounter.