O Come all Ye Faithful. Joyful!  and triumphant!  O Come ye, O Come ye to Bethelem .  I just love that song!  I love the words, the tune, but mostly I love the message.  My favorite verse is the last one:

All Hail! Lord, we greet Thee,
Born this happy morning,
O Jesus! for evermore be Thy name adored.
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.

My favorite part is the line — Word of the father, now in flesh appearing. 

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.  Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. John 1:1-4

I love this passage of scripture — Jesus is the LIGHT of men! All things were made through him and without Him nothing has been made.  He is Emmanuel — God with us.

That’s a lot to digest — a lot to comprehend, but the botom line is He is the light of men.  He came that we might have eternal life.  He came to make us free and to make us righteous.

Christmas, with all it’s wrapping paper, pretty bows, great buys and wonderful Christmas carols is just another day of the year — although everyone is closed on Christmas day, it’s just another day if you take the baby Jesus out of it, as so many are trying to do.  It’s not a celebration of Holiday, or a celebration of anything other than the birth of Christ.  It’s Christmas.  A celebration of the day when God came to dwell among men.

This what Christmas is to me.  You’ll probably hear great pastors and teachers speal on this very subject this week, and I’m not a theologian, but I have a good heart. I love the Lord, and I want to serve Him.

I’ll try to be one of the faithful mentioned in the song — I just want to adore my savior.  I want to adore Him, know Him and walk with Him during Christmas and throughout the year. 


Have a great one!