Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Isn't there anyone who can tell me...

Christmas is such a special time of year, where we celebrate Jesus' birth. It's so much more than His being born, though. Picking songs for worship in church, I've realized that there are a lot of Christmas songs that tell the whole story.

"Nails, spear shall pierce Him through/The cross be born for me, for you." —"What Child Is This"

"Fragile finger sent to heal us/Tender brow prepared for thorn/Tiny heart whose blood will save us/Unto us is born/So wrap our injured flesh around You/Breathe our air and walk our sod/Rob our sins and make us holy/Perfect Son of God."—"Welcome To Our World"

"Born that man no more may die:/Born to raise the son of earth,/Born to give them second birth."—"Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"

"O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free/Thine own from Satan's tyranny/From depths of hell Thy people save/And give them vict’ry o'er the grave."—"O Come, O Come Emmanuel"

And there are more. It's just really cool to me that there are a lot of Christmas songs that don't just stop with the birth, with the picture of a babe in a manger, but they tell why He came. That He came to die for our sins. That He rose again to give us that second birth, that we may live together with Him in Heaven forever.

My favorite Christmas special is Charlie Brown and my favorite Peanuts character is Linus. Because he tells the real story. What Christmas is all about.

And now, introducing Linus.

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye until January! Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

  1. My favorite is my own rewriting of "Up On the Housetop" where I rewrote it to "Down in a Manger" and the chorus went "Oh, oh, oh, who might of known (X2), that this little boy would die on a cross, just to save a world that's lost."

    But, yeah. I love a good Christmas song that's about Easter too.

    Oh, and Joy to the World, if you pay close attention, is actually about the Triumphant Return.


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