Purpose-Filled Love  

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Around this season of the year we speak of Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love more often than at other times. The gifts that are painstakingly purchased with more than just a passing thought (or perhaps made with someone special in mind), then wrapped with the most tender care that the giver can muster, are offered as tokens of love.
The example of this love is the first and greatest gift of Christmas—Christ the Lord. Christina Rossetti reminded us of this love in a poem she entitled “Christmastide”:

Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, Love Divine;
Love was born at Christmas,
Star and Angels gave the sign.

Sometimes the simplest of gifts carry with them the greatest abundance of the Love that they represent. This Christmas share love—in a smile or kind word to the frazzled store clerk, in a coin or bill or check dropped into a bucket for charity, in a pleasant and loving disposition for the world to see the Love that came down at Christmas.
Therefore, be imitators of God, as dearly loved children. And walk in love, as the Messiah also loved us and gave Himself for us, a sacrificial  and fragrant offering to God.  (Ephesians 5:1-2)

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