Merry Christmas, everyone!
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
As Christmas comes up so quickly and we easily get caught up in all the preparations and excitement of the season, I just want to remind us what it’s really all about. ❤
To do so, I’d like to share a song I wrote last December.
The idea behind the song is that the events at the time of Christ’s birth necessitate a response — not only to the people involved then, but to each and every one of us as well.
It is sung to the tune of “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear”.
You’ll find a link at the bottom to a video of me singing it with a couple siblings and friends, at our Christmas recital last year. I apologize for the poor recording quality. 🙂
So Must We
Just as the night when Christ was born
The shepherds quickly ran
To see the Savior of the earth
Who had come down to man
So we must desperately run to Him
Who saves us from our sin
Like them, we go and tell the world
That Christ will come again
Just as the wise men saw the star
Left all to follow it’s beam
To find the Lord who lights the way
They traced it’s heavenly gleam
So we must leave all we hold dear
To seek the God of light
Then by His power we’ll be filled
And in the world, shine bright
Just as the angels all rejoiced
And praised the God of grace
They made it known the King was born
And told mankind the way
So we must share with everyone
The beauty of what God has done
Christ died, that those who will believe
May be redeemed through the Son
As Mary trusted in the Lord
When she did not understand
She said, “I’ll do what e’er you ask,
Oh God, I’m in Your hand!”
So we must rest in His good plan
Accepting that God knows what’s best
We do just as He tells us to
And trust Him for the rest
And just as Jesus came to us
And humbled Himself so low
How He the King of everything
Came down, God’s mercy to show
So we must, then lay down our lives
To love and show forth His grace
Then when this passing world is done
We’ll see Him face to face!
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“God bless us, every one!”
P.S. Speaking of Tiny Tim….if you’re a writer(and already have a strong worldview that won’t be tossed about by everything you see) ;P then I actually recommend the new movie: The Man Who Invented Christmas. Trailer here. I’ve never related with a character more than I did with Dickens in this unique telling of the time when he wrote his classic, The Christmas Carol. 🙂