“Oh, how my soul praises the Lord. How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!” (Luke 1:46–47, NLT) Most of us would agree with Mary, we can’t help but rejoice as we sing the songs of Christ’s incarnation! God becomes man to abide with us. The angel said, “Name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” So, like Mary, the deepest parts of us rejoice and praise the Lord! We worship from the very core of our being.
God changes everything for me when I trust Him. Until I know Christ, I live expecting that crime, violence, greed, racism, shame, cheating, etc. are normal. With God that is not normal. With grace and mercy He saves us from our sins and gives us a new life.
It’s why, I love the Christmas Carols. Believing the truth of those carols have the power to change our lives now and forever. One of the carols we sang Sunday was Hark the Herald Angels sing. Think about the third verse.
Hail the heav’n born Prince of Peace! Hail the Sun of righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings, Ris’n with healing in His wings.
Mild He lays His glory by, Born that man no more may die,
Born to raise the sons of earth, Born to give them second birth.
Hark! the herald angels sing, ‘Glory to the newborn King.’
Born that man no more may die! This promise becomes a bit more real for me everyday now. So sing with your children, friends and church family the Carols of Christ’s Birth.
There are fun songs we sing at Christmas like Sleigh Bells and I Want a Hippopotamus. Enjoyable to sing, however, they do not have the power to give hope, peace and joy that the songs of Christ’s birth and life have.
Here’s video that I took from the front row at Woodland Church Sunday Morning. Some of our incredible students joined the Creative Arts team and well, watch and I know you’ll enjoy it. Some of these students joined us for our intercessory prayer on Saturday night. I love ’em!