What thoughts come to mind when you read that word?
Confusing? Strange? Cold? Scary?
I encourage you to accept the truth that the Triune God is: self-giving, self-sacrificial, overflowing with love.
How can we know this? Consider what Jesus prayed before His crucifixion in John 17:24, “Father… you loved me before the foundation of the world.” God the Father, by the Spirit, for all eternity has communicated love to Jesus. Before the cross, Bethlehem or creation itself, God, Son, and Spirit lived in a community of perfect love. That verse has helped me so much in realizing the full impact of Christmas: God the Father, overflowing with eternal love for His Son, didn’t keep Him but sent and sacrificed him to pay for my sins.
Father, thank you for your overflowing love to us in Christ this time of year and always!
Jesus, I was lost without you. Thank you for rescuing me out of my sin and selfishness.
Holy Spirit, continue to show me the abiding love of the Father and Son and help me spread the love of God to others.