During this Advent season, in the midst of a deadly second wave of covid 19 cases that is forcing us all to “stay at home,” unable to freely gather, we are focusing on the true gifts of Christmas. Hope, Peace, Joy and Love. These are spiritual realities that you can’t buy in a store or order online. They are gifts we can only receive in faith and gratitude from God, our Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer. “And the greatest of these,” as the apostle Paul states in 1 Corinthians 13, “is LOVE.” So on this fourth Sunday in Advent, we will light a candle for LOVE as we remember with joy that “Love came down at Christmas.” Scriptures for my message, The Gift of Love, are Luke 1:30-35; Matthew 1:20-23; and 1 John 4:7-12.