Create. Inspire. Invent.
Deep within all of us is a desire to create things, to make things happen, to do things.
Here are ten of our favorite quotes about creating.
Let’s get creating.
God became man.
But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
though you are small among the clans[b] of Judah,
out of you will come for me
one who will be ruler over Israel,
whose origins are from of old,
from ancient times.
Therefore Israel will be abandoned
until the time when she who is in labor bears a son,
and the rest of his brothers return
to join the Israelites.
He will stand and shepherd his flock
in the strength of the Lord,
in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God.
And they will live securely, for then his greatness
will reach to the ends of the earth.
The fourth Sunday of Advent prepares for the birth of Christ.
Advent traditions differ as sometimes do the meanings of the candles. Traditionally the fourth candle means love and represents the love of Christ who came to the earth sinless to take on himself the sins of the world.
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
Love Came Down at Christmas
Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, love divine;
Love was born at Christmas,
Star and angels gave the sign.
Worship we the Godhead,
Love incarnate, love divine;
Worship we our Jesus:
But wherewith for sacred sign?
Love shall be our token,
Love be yours and love be mine,
Love to God and all men,
Love for plea and gift and sign.
The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel (which means “God with us”).
– Matthew 1:23
The focus of the Second Sunday of Advent has traditionally been that of Divine Love. The love of a God who would send his son to earth to pay the price of sin.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.
With all of the horrible, painful news that floods the airways today it is sometimes difficult to remember love. It seems as though there is very little love out there.
And when people of faith turn to prayer and love, sometimes they get mocked. Read more about that here.
But Advent and Christmas is a time for people of faith to remember that there is hope. Hope that was born in a manger.