"Keep yourself in God's love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life."
~ Jude 21
One of the greatest characteristics of Christmas that I think about is the love that God has for us. There is something about a kingdom that is filled with the overwhelming presence of this love, that dissolves all things to where there is always peace, and a sense of joy.
For many of us, the coming of Jesus, is the beginning of God's love.
It is the reality that the kingdom of God is not only anticipated, but it has arrived!
With the very first declaration to, "Fear not!" to the appearance of a heavenly star, the unconditional love of God greets us each day as we look in the mirror and as we meet one another.
Every time that we welcome the stranger, help our neighbor, and offer assistance or give away one of something that we possess two of, we are embracing God's love.
Don't find yourself being Ebenezer Scrooge and waiting until the early morning hours of Christmas day after being visited by several spirits offering up a way to change your life, the anticipated arrival of Jesus has already occurred and he continues to live in us!
God's love is within us and needs to be shared!
Stay in God's love and in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2018
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.