Love came down to rescue me, love came down to set me free. Love, it’s a simple word isn’t? Just four letters, such a small word for such a big purpose.
You are the incarnation of Love, sweet baby Jesus. You are God incarnate. God, who is the embodiment of love, and all things that are love are of you.
I thought I knew what love was. I held it’s hand and flirted with it. I kissed and hugged it. I married it and procreated with it. But it was not real love, not like yours.
I thought I was smart and had it all figured out, but it turns out the love in my head was not the love of the heart. My soul aches for conditions to be removed. I want my heart to burst forth in joy!
And so I wait for you, sweet child. The child that is love beyond love. Light of the world. The moment you are reborn in our hearts will be the moment we no longer pretend to know what love is, and begin to believe that something more is possible. Something that is pure and sacred, something only you can provide.
Then, and only then, will I become the vessel of love for this world, for the people that surround me, for my partner and children, for a community lost in disappear, for a world falling apart.
Unconditional incarnate word of love. Enter our hearts this day. Amen.
The Reverend Shannon Meacham is the mother of two exhausting children Maggie and Gus, and she currently serves Ashland Presbyterian Church in the safest part of Baltimore, the suburbs. You can find her musings about any and all subjects on her personal blog pulpitshenanigans.com.
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