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Christmas Love

Written by Irene Dickson from the Village Church.


When we lived in the Chicago suburbs we attended an old Presbyterian Church with a small congregation. Our daughter, Helen, attended Sunday School. In class, the children were asked to draw pictures about what Christmas meant to them. The artwork would be included in a visual presentation at the Family Service on Christmas Eve. Helen loved to draw and we were not surprised to see her ‘masterpiece’ included. But her drawings kept on appearing, and we were a little bit embarrassed as they were all variations of the same thing…. A heart and the word ‘love’. When we commented to the Pastor later that our daughter was an enthusiastic artist, but we wished she had included more
“meaningful” depictions of the Christmas season…. Perhaps the nativity scene, an angel, a Christmas tree, even a snowman.  “Ah,” said the Pastor, “we included so many of Helen’s pictures because not only was she joyful in her creativity but her drawings represent exactly what the birth of Jesus means ….. Love.”


Matthew 1:23

“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).


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