1 John 16……….... God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. 17-By this, is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world.
This time of year, countless people embark on their annual quest to create the perfect Christmas. They search out the perfect Christmas tree with the perfect ornaments and perfect decorations to match. They try to hang up the perfect Christmas lights outside and the perfect Christmas wreath for the front door. They search for perfect gifts for their loved ones then force them to pose for the perfect Christmas post card…..finally giving way to an attempt to serve the perfect Christmas dinner.
These people search in vain. There was and ever will be only one perfect Christmas;.... the first one. When a perfect God….sent His perfect Son to be the perfect Lamb that would become the perfect Sacrifice for our inability to keep His perfect law; a perfect plan designed to fulfill His perfect will.
We can participate in that perfect Christmas even unto this very day by accepting His perfect gift and entering into His perfect Love. This is what makes that perfect Christmas so perfectly complete.
Dear Heavenly Father;
Thank you for your perfect Love embodied in your perfect Son. Help us to be more like Him.