Advent = Love

Painting by Janis Cox

He has helped his servant Israel,
    remembering to be merciful
to Abraham and his descendants forever,
    just as he promised our ancestors.

Luke 1:54-55 (NIV)


This is Advent Week Four. The focus is on LOVE.

Love came down in the form of a BABE. God gave His only Son to us. The Incarnation. Love at its highest.

Love at its highest.

By reading through God’s Word, we can know more and more about this love. And we also learn how we need to show the same love to others.

After reading today’s scriptures, I wrote this abecedarian poem. I use the first letter of the alphabet to help me work through my thoughts.

Today’s scriptures:

Luke 1:46b-55;
1 Samuel 1:1–18;
Hebrews 9:1–14

Journey of Faith

Anyone can
Believe. It only takes a
Choice to say ‘yes’.

Don’t wait though.
Eternity is your goal.

Faith isn’t easy.
God is patient but
He wants true conviction.

Instead of rules and regulations,
Jesus came to give us the
Knowledge of God, about true
Love and to bring
Meaning to our lives.

No one will be left out if they say ‘yes’.
Open hearts and
People will see the truth.

Questions are allowed and welcomed.
Remember your past.
Study God’s Word.

Testimonies are needed
Until the choice is made.

Victory is assured
Whenever someone
eXercises the choice to believe.

You’re saved at the end.
Zed.

©Janis Cox 2020

May I pray for you and me?

Father, you said we only need belief the size of a mustard seed. Help us to make that choice and stick with it. Help us say ‘yes’ and then spread our love to others. Help us not fall away. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


This is the last of four devotions for Advent.

First devotion: Advent = Hope

Second devotion: Advent = Peace

Third devotion: Advent = Joy


Our thanks to Janis Cox for this devotion, one of many by various contributors posted by Haliburton Pastoral Charge. If you would like to submit a devotion for consideration, please email us.