“Then the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid,
for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For
there is born to you this day in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the
I love everything about Christmas. I love the
decorations, the gifts, the parties…but above all, I love the music. Not
because I like to dance or sing, but because it reminds me what this holiday is
It’s not Santa Claus, or reindeer, although I’d love
to think there’s a jolly, old man in a red suit out there bringing gifts to
every child in the world. And it’s not about how many gifts I manage to stuff
under the tree for those I love. Or even what’s waiting for me to open on
Christmas morning or how much candy may be in my stocking on the mantle (if I
have a fireplace to hang one on!)
No, it’s the music I hear at church, the grocery
store, or around the local department store. The same music I treasure and blesses
me during this holiday season. It reminds me that although this time’s now
commercialized and more of a season of chaos than blessing, it is and always
will be about the Son of God, Jesus Christ.
It’s about one amazing gift which can never be matched
in any shape or form…a tiny baby in a manger in a town called Bethlehem.
Right now, I’d like to share with you three of my
favorite Christmas songs and why they mean so much to me. May you be as blessed
by them as I am.
1.O' Holy Night:
The first is an old Christmas Carol
you may recognize, O' Holy Night. You
may be able to sing along with this one. This rendition’s actually performed
a cappella by Home Free. I love this carol. The words bring home to me how truly
amazing this day is and why I need to keep it holy.
2. Little Drummer Boy:
The second is a wonderful song of
humility and praise, Little Drummer
Boy by Celtic Woman. It shows that no matter the circumstances in which we find ourselves, the Lord acknowledges our offering, even if small. He knows our
hearts. It’s a grateful reminder in an age of trying to get to the unreachable
top of the ladder.
3.Mary, Did You Know:
My third song is a special song. Mary, Did You Know by Pentatonix is
captivating, but don’t just listen to the music, listen to the words. It’s
written to Mary but meant for us all. The words are powerful and pierce to the
soul. They remind us who Jesus is and why He came to this earth. It wasn’t to
be just a man but a deliverer. He was more than a baby, He was and is the
Like me, I hope you have something that penetrates your soul
and mind this Christmas season to remind you what it’s all about. May God bless
you and keep you.