What Happened at Christmas? God, Who Is Love. Join Jars of Clay With The Classic Hymn.
By Michael Harrell
Christmas isn’t necessarily the celebration of Jesus’ birthday so much as it is a recognition that God entered history in flesh. It’s why in the ancient church and modern liturgical calendars, it’s called the Feast of the Incarnation. But who is this God? John tells us unqivocally: God is love (1 John 4:7-8). This means love came down at Christmas, and as we receive Him, we share the gift with others.
Sing along with the classic poem “Love Came Down at Christmas” turned into a song by Christian radio favorite Jars of Clay.
Michael Harrell is a former staff member and current volunteer at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Washington. A blogger by hobby and social media manager by trade, he continues to teach the faith to ninth graders when he's not busy watching movies or theatre. He loves the Seattle Mariners, and his wife wants you to know he's married. You can follow him on Twitter.