"The Coming...The Arrival” Part IV
LOVE is a Beautiful Thing
”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.” John 3:16
THE INVITATION: November 29 - December 24, 2020
I am inviting you to join in with O.M. Inc. to celebrate the season of ADVENT 2020. Attached is a beginner's link to get you started.
WELCOME TO THE SEASON OF CELEBRATING ADVENT.
O.M. family, do you know the precursor to all BLESSINGS is preparation. This Sunday is our 20th day preparing for the final day of ADVENT. It is amazing today we light the purple/Angel’s candle, which represents the LOVE of ADVENT.
What greater LOVE is it than when GOD offered up His only son...THAT’S LOVE. The thought that Abraham was willing to offer up his promised son from the loins of Sarah and him THAT’S LOVE.
As we recall all that great LOVE let’s discover the symbolism of the LOVE candle for the fourth week of ADVENT. The LOVE candle is also known as the Angel candle. Before we go further let's pause and review the first three candles we lit and their symbolism to ADVENT and the CHRIST-mas story.
Week One-FAITH/HOPE, The prophecies about the coming Messiah.
Week Two-PEACE, Bethlehem Jesus’ birthplace.
Week Three -JOY, The shepherds who came to see Jesus.
And now Week Four is LOVE.
Imagine angels appearing and singing and proclaiming the good news of Jesus’ birth to the shepherds. THAT’S LOVE. We know that LOVE plays a vital role in the Christmas story. Joseph LOVED Mary so much that he listened and obeyed GOD in a dream. In other words Joseph covered Mary the Virgin mother of our LORD and Savior JESUS CHRIST. THAT’S LOVE. Faith/Hope, Peace, and Joy are outstanding ADVENT virtues but the greatest of all the virtues is LOVE.
One of JESUS’ purposes for being on earth was to teach and show LOVE.
1 Corinthians 13:1
Dear Heavenly FATHER,
Thank you in GOD our FATHER for the most wonderful and amazing season of the year. May our love exude within us for mankind like JESUS’ love did for everyone.
Amen in JESUS name.
O.M. CHRIST-mas-LOVE Nugget:
”Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with the all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” Matthew 22:37-40
Food For Thought:
”Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” ~ John 15:13
1 Corinthians 13:13
2 Corinthians 9:15