Day 3 - The Christmas Season Devotionals

John 3:1-21

December 28

1 Corinthians 13

“On the 3rd day of Christmas my true love gave to me...Three French Hens.”

Do you ever wonder what in the world a French hen is? I certainly have. Well, I have learned that it is a small savory fowl much like the Cornish Game Hen of which we are more familiar. It was a delicacy of the wealthy and was considered a wonderfully exquisite gift.

Paul in his letter to the Church in Corinth reminds them of three theological virtues that are special gifts from our “true love.” They are: faith, hope, and love (1 Corinthians 13:13). Faith is the framework of all that we believe, hope is that which inspires and encourages, and love is the foundation upon which we build all of our relationships. If one is to grow into the disciple that Jesus has commanded these three virtues, must provide the pattern for living.

Action Point: Talk about the role of each of these gifts. How do we evidence the virtues of faith, hope and love in the hectic, busy, frantic world in which we live? In what ways can you determine to live out these virtues tomorrow and in the days to follow?