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Spending equals Love by Raymond A. Foss

The lie of Christmas
the ways of this earth
that spending equals love
disproved by his humble birth

The king, our savior
born in a stable bed
laid to rest in a manger
straw under his head

Love is the sacrifice
the humbling of God
made flesh, human
to walk with us again

Serving in the land
going where the master led
choosing to follow the Lord
no throne, the cross instead

Giving himself, love laid bare
offering himself for us
that we may live again
this is the meaning of love

Not what we spend
and place under the Christmas tree
none of these gifts survive
the message of our God and king
this gift alone is love

November 30, 2009
Isaiah 2:1-4
Jeremiah 33:14-15
Luke 1:46-50 (Call to Worship) and
sermon, “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas”
by Pastor Ruth L. Foss,
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
November 29, 2009
First Sunday of Advent
part of a series of sermons,
using the Advent Conspiracy
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