How do you know if a person has matured as a person? Well, you’d notice that he has become responsible with anything that you’d entrust to him most especially with his relationships.
Love in the Christian’s heart works in the same way. A Christian’s maturity is not measured by his ability to preach and teach. It is not how well he can explain the mystery of the Trinity, election and pre-destination, the miracle of Jonah, the symbols in the book of Revelations, Christology and Soteriology or even Descatology.
It is not how well he leads a Bible study or a Sunday school class or how well he sings in the choir. A Christian will be measured by how much he loves. How much he cares for his family. It will be the sign that God indeed dwells inside his heart and in his life.
May the Love that came down on Christmas dwell and grow in our hearts even more deeply that we may respond with unconditional worship and bear love as the sign of our faith in Christ.
END OF CHRISTMAS SERIES
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