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Devotional for December 15

It is said “Love came down at Christmas.” When I was a child, my family visited an art museum while on vacation. There was a painting of the stable in Bethlehem illustrating Mary and Joseph. Their faces seemed so happy. The question was asked “Where is the baby?” We were told by the docent that Baby Jesus was protected deep in the manger. The artist painted Mary first and then Joseph. The baby was painted over and over again, but the artist was never pleased. The decision was made to place the baby so deeply in the manger, not to be seen. The painter decided to reflect the light of love by the new babe on the faces of Mary and Joseph. When we looked closely, we clearly saw the reflection of the Christ Child in their eyes. Mary had a loving expression on her face and a vibrant glow in her eyes. Jesus was born the Savior of our world – to light the world with His great love.

Now we can share this love by reflecting the Christ Child in our lives. We all want to be understood and we all want to love and be loved. What you are is God’s gift of love to you. What you reflect is your gift of love to God.

How do you paint your canvas?

How do you share your light of love?

Come Lord Jesus

Written by Martha Agnew