Joy to the World
God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit set the universe in motion at the beginning of time. Since then, creation has presented to God a perpetual and all-encompassing song of praise (Psalm 96:1-3; 12-13). When you sing these words this Christmas, you are joining the never-ending song of creation.
O Holy Night
This Christmas carol was created by a poet who walked away from his faith, composed by a man who did not believe in Jesus as the Messiah, was later denounced by the church in hopes that people would forget it. But isn’t that the story of Christmas? God using the unlikely to do the unthinkable?
The imagery in Mohr’s words echoes and anthem the words we find in the Gospel accounts of the birth of the Messiah in Bethlehem, stories found in Matthew’s gospel and Luke’s gospel. The thought of a Holy infant should unlock in us a sense of extraordinary wonder. Jesus, who spoke everything into creation, chose to enter into that same creation.