The title for these sermons is “The look of love” which for at least some of us instantly takes us to a particular time and place, i.e. 1982 and wherever we were then. (Here is a link to the song to save you the trouble of looking it up https://youtu.be/BX1pRTK9R0s) However, I am not trying to get us to spend too much time with early pop hits but rather with what this fourth Sunday of Advent, Love Sunday, might mean for us.
I was trying to do a few things this Sunday but the most important was to help us all to reflect on and remember that Jesus came to earth as a human baby because he loved us. There was nothing that compelled Jesus to do this, there was and is nothing that could compel him. Jesus became like us to make sure we always know that God understands us not just from omniscience but from the inside too. There was no lack in God’s understanding of people but it is all to easy for us humans to deny God’s ability to “get us” if we don’t fully accept and, to the level of our limitations, understand the Incarnation.
Knox Presbyterian The look of love (to download, right click and select “Save Link As . . .”)
St. Mark’s Presbyterian The look of love (to download, right click and select “Save Link As . . .”)