Sunday, November 29, 2015

O Come All Ye Faithful - My Christmas Carol for You...

Image result for clipart angels  and shepherds in bethlehemHello! Today my "Christmas Carol" for you is the song, "O Come All Ye Faithful". If you are looking for a song which will cause you to worship and rejoice in the reason for Christmas . . . look no further, as this is the song! 

"O Come All Ye Faithful" is a very familiar Christmas song, but please don't let it's "familiarity" cause you to miss the amazing message in this song! If you look in Luke 2:15-16, you'll see the response of the shepherds to the angel’s message: 
15When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.’ 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.” (NIV)
Can you imagine what it would have bee like for the sky to fill with angels?!!! Can you imagine how you might feel if you received the message the shepherd received? And to receive it from a sky full of angels?!!! When you sing this song with your grandchildren, ask them to close their eyes and imagine they are the shepherds, just sitting in the dark, watching the sheep like they do every night. When suddenly, the sky is filled with angels! Not girly, cute, frilly little, sweet angles, but big, strong, frightening he-man angels!!! This would most certainly get their attention!!!

And the message!!!! God has sent the Savior . . . He is born to us!!!! Amazing! The shepherd’s response is the right response . . . get up and go!!! Immediately!!! And do so quickly!!!

Look at the lyrics . . . 
O Come All Ye Faithful, Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him, Born the King of Angels;
O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

Sing, choirs of angels, Sing in exultation,
Sing all ye citizens of Heaven above.
Glory to God, glory in the Highest;
O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

Yea Lord, we greet Thee, Born this happy morning,
Jesus, to Thee be all glory given.
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing;
O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.
Their response is the message of the song, O Come All Ye Faithful . . . Let’s come! We are joyful! Let’s come and adore the One Who is born the King of Ages. Come and let’s adore Him! We saw and heard choirs of angels sing and now we say glory to God in the Highest as we greet Jesus, this very, very happy morning! All glory be given to Jesus as we adore Him!
Won't you join me in "caroling" your friends this month by "sharing" my Christmas Carol posts with your friends?!

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