Have you started listening to Christmas music yet? If not you will probably be hearing it everywhere soon – on the airwaves, in the stores, in our homes and in our churches. There seems to be some-thing special about the music of Christmas. Much of it is joyful and festive in sound, some of it is just fun to listen to, and much of it challenges our hearts and minds with the eternal truths of the Christian faith.
In the shopping malls we will hear tunes that support the words, “O come let us adore Him Christ the Lord,” “Joy to world, the Lord has come,” “O come to us, abide with us, our Lord, Emmanuel,” “See Him in a manger laid, Jesus, Lord of Heaven and earth,” “Then let us all with one accord sing praises to our heavenly Lord,” “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.”
We could go on and on, thinking about the life-changing truths that are communicated by some of the most beautiful music in the world. Whenever you hear that tune in the air, try to connect with the words. It may be that the tune will remind you of good tidings of great joy that you will need at that very moment.
During the Christmas season may the Lord enable us to be moved by more than beautiful music, more than colorful decorations, more than delicious food and more than visits with family and friends. May He enable us to be moved by the greatness and beauty of God who in the fullness of time sent His uniquely begotten Son that whoever believes in Him might not perish but have everlasting life. Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift! O come, let us adore Him!
With His Joy,