Aubrey and I played Catan Junior the other day. She is competitive, so I don’t need to go easy on her. We were only a few turns into the game and luck was flat out bad for her. My ships and lairs were piling up and she had nearly nothing.
A downcast, red-faced, despairing look came over her. There was nothing she could do. The game was lost already, without even really playing it. She would burst into helpless tears at any moment.
There are many things that vie for our attention during the Christmas season! Each year, we like to create space for our family to remember who we are really celebrating. This year, we’re going to use these devotions I wrote a few years ago. I pray they encourage your hearts to draw near to Jesus this season!
Love is relational, in its very nature. In relationship we know and are known. As we get to know someone, we want to know who they are are and let them know us. Love is expressed in the context of relationship. Relational love includes things like noticing people, listening, asking questions, sharing of your heart and selves, and responding.