The act of writing, of sharing the circumstances, the gifts and the graces planned and carried out by my Savior and God brings joy, peace, and contentment to know that He has my life in His hands. My prayer for those who read, who share in what I continue to learn each day, many times through my weakness, is that you will be encouraged to look for God's presence and grace in your life also.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Love Came Down....

"Love Came Down"—I've heard that dozens of times, but today as I was standing in the store I saw it on written on some merchandise, "Love Came Down."

Love, God's love, for me, for you, for His children—perfect love.
Love that was not selfish, wasn't greedy, would ask nothing of me but everything of HIM.
Love that would give up the glory of Heaven for me, for sinners.
Love that would sacrifice LIFE so I could have LIFE, His life.
Love that would fill me up when I was empty, so empty.... with His Love. 
Love that would never ever back off, or waver, or hide because of embarrassment
And not just Steadfast LOVE but He would be FAITHFUL
To me who is so not faithful....
To me who has idols....
To me who many times doesn't think about God and His presence, His nearness....
To me who finds being thankful for EVERYTHING, hard.

LOVE did indeed come down, down, down.......for me, for you.

God, let your Holy Spirit remind me of that over and over and over again as I prepare a celebration for Jesus, that LOVE did indeed come down.

More gifts of grace for which I say "Thank You":

146.  Raspberries, plump and red, in December
147.  Laughter over tea, with friends, in a castle
 148.  A holly bush right outside the front door to supply greens for decorating

149.  A cat, lap cat, who purrs

150.  Beloved Christmas carols that remind us that "Love Came Down."utube Love came Down
Lyrics for "Love Came Down" by Christina Rosseti

Love came down at Christmas,
love all lovely, love divine;
love was born at Christmas:
star and angels gave the sign.

Worship we the Godhead,
love incarnate, love divine;
worship we our Jesus,
but wherewith the sacred sign?

Love shall be our token;
love be yours and love be mine,
Love to God and to all men,
love for plea and gift and sign.

Words: Christina Rossetti (1830-1894), 1885

1 comment:

  1. Dear Darnly, I'm blessed as I read your words to find lots of love, faith, and wisdom in your testimony. Thanks for sharing. God bless you & Love & prayers from your sister in Jesus in Wyoming! Howdy!Cynthia