Love Came Down

“Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.”

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 for sacred sign?

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

Christina Rossetti

Christ is born, Alleluia!

Today arrives the God-Man — God becoming human in Jesus
Taking off His vestments of glory — Clothing Himself in our flesh
Pitching His tent in the midst of us — His glory filling our atmosphere
God bending low — In the sweet cries of a babe
Welcome, Immanuel, to our world!

Love came down at Christmas. the picture is a painting of  the birth of Christ.
Love came down at Christmas
Cornelis de Vos – Birth of Christ.jpeg

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:14

May the Christ of Christmas bring
joy to your heart and peace to your soul.
Rejoice, the Lord is King!

Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
let every heart prepare him room
and heaven and nature sing!

Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns!
Let men their songs employ,
while fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains,
repeat the sounding joy!

No more let sins and sorrows grow
nor thorns infest the ground;
he comes to make his blessings flow
far as the curse is found!

He rules the world with truth and grace
and makes the nations prove
the glories of his righteousness
and wonders of his love!

Isaac Watts, 1719
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