My wife and I make a point most weekday mornings, before our children go to school, to have a Scripture reading and a devotional. We also work on memorizing poetry and passages from the Bible, and our latest passage is 1 Corinthians 13, the chapter of love. The final verse reads: “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three, but the greatest of these is love.”
That verse has been bouncing around in my head the last few weeks as I’ve wondered what it means in the Christmas season. We of course, all of us, get caught up in the trappings of the season: the gifts, the parties, and understandably so.
It’s truly one of the best times of the year as we celebrate with friends and family. But often we forget what we’re celebrating and why. Sometimes we must step back and very intentionally focus on why the season of Christmas is truly amazing.