Pure Love



“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