5 of 7: LOVE. “O come let us love Him…” Doesn’t quite sound the same, does it? We Americans tend to be vocabulary poor. We use the word LOVE for everything in our society. New song on the radio – LOVE it. New selfie – LOVIN’ it. New guy in our life – LOVE him to pieces. LOVE that idea…LOVE is right around the corner…LOVE is where you find it…LOVELY thought…cute and LOVABLE..noun, verb, adjective, adverb.. LOVE is an overused word in the English language.
“...Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” Matt 2:1a-2
We say we LOVE God. We read it in the Bible. When we give our testimony, LOVE comes into the conversation often. But deep within me, what I feel for the Trinity seems much more developed…deeper…different – than the word “LOVE”. As I was listening to Christmas songs today to and from work, I kept coming back to one song. (The CD probably got a little worn out today not to mention my push-button finger.)
Simple. Strong. Sonorous.
Advent is the start of when God took the complexity of Himself and simplified it into something simpler. He came to us, so that we could understand…so that we could believe again…believe that the garden still exists…believe that “…Thy kingdom” will come…believe like the Magi who set out on a journey to returned His gesture by “coming to Him”.. Advent may indeed be “…when LOVE came down”, so that we can: “Come…adore…Him”.