I spent some time today wrapping Christmas presents. I’m not very good but at least them covered. And no, the picture on this post is not my Christmas presents. Maybe I should have used gift bags.

I often wonder where the tradition of wrapping presents comes from. Why do we hide our gifts? Do we want it to be a surprise? Don’t we want our loved ones to see what we bought them? Sometimes we spend more on the wrapping than the gift.

Have you ever tried to guess what was in a present? You shake it, hold it up and see how heavy it is, or even try to pull the tape to discover the present. Sometimes the gift is a total surprise.

This Sunday’s sermon topic will be no surprise. I’ll tell you what I’m going to talk about. I continue my sermon series, The Gifts of Christmas. So, this Sunday I will talk about the gift of Love.

Whatever gift you give or receive this Christmas I hope it is given with love. Love is the greatest Christmas gift. But in our society we can get a little mixed up about what love is.

Today we use the word ‘love’ for a lot of things. We say we love ice cream. We love our family. We love our wife or husband. We love God. We love music. We love a lot of things. But what is love and how can we receive and express it?

The Christmas story is a story of love. “For God so love the world that He gave His only begotten Son (Jesus)…” We will discover the true meaning of Christmas from the ‘love’ chapter, 1 Corinthians 13. The familiar passage has been used for weddings many times.

Join us this Sunday,  @ 10:30 a.m.  I hope you will discover how much you are loved by God and how you can love others.

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