Christmas symbols… But what about this one… what do you think?

Christmas symbols… almost “emoji” if you please…

A star… a manger… a man and a woman next to a manger… a few kneeling figures with gifts … another few figures with shepherd’s staffs… (Those are the religious symbols… then there are a whole bunch of secular symbols… won’t go into those.)

But what about this Christmas symbol (or “emoji”)? …  or this one 

Thought about that one as I read this passage from the Bible during “coffee with the Lord” this morning…

“BELOVED, LET US LOVE ONE ANOTHER, for LOVE is from God, and whoever LOVES has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not LOVE does not know God, because GOD IS LOVE. IN THIS THE LOVE OF GOD WAS MADE MANIFEST AMONG US, THAT GOD SENT HIS ONLY SON INTO THE WORLD, so that we might live through him. In this is LOVE, not that we have loved God but that HE LOVED US AND SENT HIS SON to be the propitiation for our sins. BELOVED, IF GOD SO LOVED US, WE ALSO OUGHT TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER. No one has ever seen God; if we LOVE ONE ANOTHER, God abides in us and HIS LOVE IS PERFECTED IN US.” (from 1 John 4:7–12 ESV)

Yeah, I know all the CAPS are a little distracting… but do you get the point?! I think… no I’m sure that a very important symbol (“emoji” if you please) is the heart – the loving heart of God in sending Jesus to save us, and our responsibility during this season to “love one another” as He loved us! Com’on let’s do it… to honor Him this Christmas!!!

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