“What is this thing called LOVE?” asked Cole Porter in a song. My thoughts rushed this Advent day to Christ’s birth in Bethlehem:
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“A wee baby boy bundled in a blanket
Nursing at Mary’s breast
Eyes not seeing
But heart a ’beating . . .
Oh, how the world’s being blest!
“Kings and wise men traveled to the east
Following after a star
Gold and incense
Frankincense and myrrh . . .
All for royalty these are!
“Kneeling and praying in Gethsemane
‘Father, Thy will be done.’
Spit upon and bloodied
Lashed and condemned . . .
Then a cross embraced the Son!”
What is this thing called LOVE?!
“For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16