Today I was thinking about the time Bryson and his Mom learned to play the guitar.
It was quite enjoyable for me, especially during the holiday season. Almost daily I got to hear acoustic Christmas music.
It has caused me to think a little deeper about the words to the most loved Christmas songs. I think, at least for myself, I automatically sing them without really stopping to think about the words.
Words from songs like, Silent Night
Silent night, holy night – all is calm, all is bright.
Or, Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Glory to the newborn King, peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled.
Or, O’ Holy Night
A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices, for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
How true it is that Christmas is not about the presents. It is all about Him. It is all about the love the Father has for us. And the obedience of the Son, who came to save us, o what love!
Christmas is a time of worship to our King. Christmas is a time to celebrate Jesus and what He finished at the cross. It’s all because of Him.
This year when you are singing the all too familiar songs, take a moment and listen to the words. Allow the songs of the season to become worship to Jesus.
One time I was complaining to a friend about something I was going through with one of my grandkids. This friend gently reminded me, “it’s not about you, it’s about him.”
Oh, if we could remember that this season. It’s not about us. It’s not about buying gifts. It’s not about Christmas parties. It’s about Him. The One True God. The great I Am. Our Lord who sits on a throne after completing His work on the cross. It’s all about Him.
It’s about God and sinners becoming reconciled. It’s about being delivered from Satan’s power. And it’s about hope filling our souls as we rejoice at the new day dawning!
When that amazing hope fills our heart, we can truly sing from the heart and from the depths of our soul.
Fall on your knees, O hear the angels voices. O night divine. O night when Christ was born!