Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Christmas Greetings - Here Is Love

The photo is of the snow covered Nativity Scene on the front lawn of Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, taken in 2002. Elvis would have this put in place every year for passers by to see, as a reminder of what Christmas is all about; the birth of Jesus, when love came down to earth.

Perhaps another name for Christmas could be “Here is Love” the title of a lovely hymn I have just discovered, which puts Christmas into perspective

Here Is Love

Here is love wide as the ocean

Loving kindness as a flood

When the Prince of Life, our ransom

Shed for us His precious blood

Who His love will not remember?

Who can cease to sing His praise?

He can never be forgotten

Throughout Heaven’s eternal days

On the mount of crucifixion

Fountains opened deep and wide

Through the floodgates of God’s mercy

Flowed a vast and gracious tide

Grace and love like mighty rivers

Poured incessant from above

And Heaven’s peace and perfect justice

Kissed a guilty world in love

Written by William Rees (1802– 1883)

May you experience the wonderful love of the Lord Jesus, now and always

God bless you

Madeleine Wilson and the team at Elvis Gospel