Wrapped in Love
Today's post is part of a special series of Christmas articles. Each writer was given a photo and tasked with writing a spiritually minded article inspired by that image. Sister Betty's picture is "Home for Christmas" by Norman Rockwell, 1955.
"Oh, that hug felt so good … Merry Christmas Mom and Dad!"
Family is so important, whether it’s the holidays, or just a normal visit or get-together. And hugs mean love. The picture shows smiles, happiness, and "I am so glad you are here." It evokes a lifetime of memories for me. Christmas is a time of laugher, presents, food, decorations, and the list goes on.
And then I think, “Wait a minute, what about someone who has no family?" Who then wraps them in love?
When I separate "Christ" and "mas," I find the real meaning. Our Savior was born, and that morning star brought salvation by His dying on the cross so that we may live again with Him.
He is the One who will wrap them in love.
We all benefit from His blanket of love. I want to take the true spirit of Christ –mas and reach out to others with kindness, giving of myself. In a nutshell, Christ said it all, “Love God above all, and your neighbor as yourself.”
Editor's Note: Post a comment telling about a time when you felt a "hug" from the Lord.
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