Sunday, December 13, 2015

My Christmas Carol for Today - Christmas Offering

My Christmas carol for today is Christmas Offering. It is so easy for us - and for children - to think about Christmas in terms of the gifts we are giving and the gifts we want to receive. This year, lets take time to focus instead of offering our worship to Jesus instead; no one else deserves our praise! Look at the lyrics:

Over the skies of Bethlehem appeared a star While angels sang to lowly shepherds Three wisemen seeking truth, they traveled from afar Hoping to find the Child from Heaven falling on their knees They bow before the humble Prince of peace 

We bring an offering of worship to our King No one on earth deserves the praises that we sing Jesus, may You receive the honor that You're due
O Lord, I bring an offering to You

The sun cannot compare to the glory of Your love There is no shadow in Your presence No mortal man would dare to stand before Your throne Before the Holy One of Heaven, it's only by Your blood It's only through Your mercy, Lord I come

I bring an offering of worship to my King No one on earth deserves the praises that I sing Jesus, may You receive the honor that You're due O Lord, I bring an offering to You

I bring an offering of worship to my King No one on earth deserves the praises that I sing Jesus, may You receive the honor that You're due O Lord, I bring an offering to You

We bring an offering to You We are an offering to You An offering of praise we sing An offering to You We are an offering to You, Jesus An offering of praise we sing An offering to You We are an offering, oh Lord

We are an offering of worship to our King No one on earth deserves the praises that we sing Jesus, may You receive the honor that You're due O Lord, we bring an offering to You O Lord, we bring an offering
You can listen to the song at this link.

There are several very important truths in this song which we want our grandchildren to learn, understand and take to heart; just look at the following . . . 

  • Three wisemen seeking truth, they traveled from afar - we also need to seek truth, but do not have to travel far to do so. We find it in God's Word. We need to seek it for the treasure above all treasures which we find in it, just like the wise men of old put finding Jesus above all else.
  • We bring an offering of worship to our King No one on earth deserves the praises that we sing - Jesus is the only one worthy of our praise and we need to be quick to give Him this offering.
  • The sun cannot compare to the glory of Your love - Nothing, absolutely nothing can compare to the glory of God's love! It is a truly amazing gift from God and one which we can accept and share with others!
  • It's only by Your blood It's only through Your mercy, Lord I come - We can come before God, not because of anything we say or do, but only because of what Jesus did.

Talk with your grandchildren about the magnificence of God's love and grace and how we can receive these things because of Who He is and what He has done, then spend time worshipping Him; He is most certainly worthy of our worship and praise!

Won't you join me in sharing this joy by "caroling" your friends and family and sharing this post?

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