God is the distilled essence of love made absolute
Reflection by Simon Woodman for Christmas Eve Midnight Communion Service,
Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 2015.
"God is love. But this is no unearthly abstraction of love, this isn’t just some ethereal force of love that permeates the fabric of the universe and with which we can intertwine our lives. This is love made flesh, this is love made absolute. In the baby of Christmas morning we meet the God who is all love becoming real in human time and earthly place. In the baby Jesus we meet the God who is the distilled essence of love, made absolute."
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