Wrap your thoughts around four gifts God gives to us at Christmas, each uniquely expressed at the time of Jesus’s birth. I’m talking about God’s love, joy, peace, and hope. 


The beauty of the incarnation is that the abstract becomes reality. In Bethlehem, you’ll find unconditional love, exuberant joy, real peace, and transformative hope wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.


What can we say about God’s Christmas love? “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39). 

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“Every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.”

Romans 8:28 MSG