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2021 Advent Devotional: In the Midst of Changing Ways – Many Gifts, One Spirit

Week 3: The Gift of Love

Scripture: Philippians 4:7 – “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Reflector: YOU

This is a pause in personal reflections to give YOU an opportunity to reflect on the season. To help, here are the words to the Christmas carol, “Love Came Down at Christmas,” and Advent Prayer #201 in the United Methodist Hymnal.


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 neighbor,
Love for plea and gift and sign.


Advent Prayer #201

Merciful God,
You sent your messengers the prophets
To preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation.
Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins,
That we may celebrate aright the commemoration of the nativity,
and may await with joy the coming in glory of Jesus Christ our Redeemer;
Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
One God, for ever and ever. Amen.