Saturday December 25 Love John 3:16-17
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
This is probably one of the most quoted Bible verses in the world. We see it on signs, hear it on the radio and TV, even see it at ball games and other gatherings. God sent his Son to show the world how much he loved them and took him from us to give eternal life. My family knows the love of this Christmas day because we celebrate two birthdays – Dan and Howard. I always remember and remind Dan of the time when he as a young boy announced to us that he and Jesus were twins since they were born on the same day. Of course as he got older he realized that it had to be the same year and the same mother. I can’t think of a better person to want to be like. Love shows itself to us on this special day - the celebration of a very special gift to us – our Savior, Jesus. Happy birthday!
Prayer: Heavenly Father, we ask that you bless us all on this very special day. Thank you for giving us your Son. May his life and love be an example for the world that the people will live in harmony and peace. Bless those who know his name and those who do not that they may see his goodness and mercy. This we ask in Jesus’ name. Amen
Deacon Dorothy Kafalas