Whether you read this on Christmas Day or the day after, I want to wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
On this day we celebrate the King of Kings who left His throne in Heaven to live among us. Knowing we could never reach Him on our own, He came down to us—as one of us—he put on human flesh to save us from our sin.
Whatever challenges you face today, remember the Light of the World has conquered the evil one. He was born in a manger to die on a cross to rise from a grave—so that we might live forever. Today’s post is a simple invite to worship. Every picture you see is a link to a classic Christmas song that leads to worship of the one whose birth we celebrate this day.
So let’s lift our hands and voices in worship!
Let’s take a pastry, light a candle and sing happy birthday Jesus! Rejoice for the Savior has come and he has brought joy!
This is a little known song by a little known artist that in my opinion is seriously underrated. To the end of giving his work a little more love, I give you here the lyrics to the Chris Rice song, "Welcome to our world."
Tears are falling, hearts are breaking
How we need to hear from God
You've been promised, we've been waiting
Welcome Holy Child, welcome Holy Child
Hope that you don't mind our manger
How I wish we would have known
But long-awaited, Holy Stranger
Make yourself at home, please, make yourself at home
Bring your peace into our violence
Bid our hungry souls be filled
Word now breaking heaven's silence
Welcome to our world, welcome to our world
Fragile finger sent to heal us
Tender brow prepared for thorn
Tiny heart whose blood will save us
Unto us is born, unto us is born
So wrap our injured flesh around you
Breathe our air and walk our sod
Rob our sin and make us holy
Perfect Son of God, perfect Son of God
Welcome to our world.
O for the day when every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, I live for that day. I really get a kick out of Jon McNaughton's work.
It's nice to see artists using their powers for good.