Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas version of 1 Corinthians 13

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
(Isaiah 9:6, NLT)


It’s 9:45PM, December 24, 2011, in our country now. I started my devotion before 12mn strike and I want to have a one-on-one moment with our Savior before anything else.

While I’m having my devotion, I read a Christmas version of 1 Corinthians 13 from an unknown author.

If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show love to my family -- I'm just another decorator.

If I slave away in the kitchen baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table, but do not show love to my family --I'm just another cook.

If I work at the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home and give all that I have to charity, but do not show love to my family -- it profits me nothing.

If I trim the tree with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes, attend a myriad of holiday parties and sing in the church choir, but do not focus on Christ -- I have missed the point.

Love stops the cooking to hug the child.
Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the husband.
Love is kind, though harried and tired.
Love doesn't envy another's home that has coordinated Christmas china and table lines.
Love doesn't yell at the kids to get out of the way.
Love doesn't give only to those who are able to give in return.
Love bears all thing, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails.

I pray that LOVE will help you set your priorities this Christmas season and may we keep the true meaning of it.


Let’s pray.

Dear Daddy God,

We thank you for loving us first by giving your one and only Son to save us from all our sins. Father, help us to keep the true meaning of having Christ in our lives. We love you. In Jesus’ name. AMEN!

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