At Christmas we can over-emphasise a certain type of love: the sentimental, romantic, nostalgic. The true Christmas love is a tougher love: a love that breaks into the injustice, a love that is on the side of the underdog and the unwanted, a love that brings hope to those who feel trapped in situations that won’t change, a love that offers life.
‘I will tend My flock and let them lie down.’ [This is] the declaration of the Lord GOD. ‘I will seek the lost, bring back the strays, bandage the injured, and strengthen the weak, but I will destroy the fat and the strong. I will shepherd them with justice.’
For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.
(Written by Neil Hudson)