At Christmas we celebrate that God came to earth as a baby. And while the world was sleeping, so few – some Shepherds and Wisemen realised that the birth of a baby in Bethlehem had all of Heaven rejoicing. For the plan, the rescue of mankind had begun.
God used the Heavens – a star and the angels to celebrate, to announce the birth of His Son as a baby, human on earth. On the black sky of night, Heaven rejoiced and the world slumbered. Love had arrived.
Love came down at Christmas for God is love – love is part of the essence of God, His nature. And as Jesus went from the cradle to the cross, He time and time again demonstrated and showed us love. Through His compassion, kindness and forgiveness and through His ultimate sacrifice of His life.
Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, love divine;
Love was born at Christmas,
Star and angels gave the sign.
There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:13)
At Christmas, we celebrate the birth of a baby. But more importantly we celebrate the coming of the Saviour of the World.
So when I see the angel decorations on my tree I think of the Shepherds who witness the Angels saying “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests.” (Luke 2:14). And when I look at the star at the top of my tree I think of that star that led the Wise men to Jesus.
And when I think of Christmas, I believe Love came down.