My blogs this week will examine some of the most spectacular Christmas Carols of all times. Part of the beauty of Christmas is its spectacular sameness. Oftentimes those words just do not seem to fit together…spectacular and sameness, but they do at Christmas. Every Christmas, we see the same lights, the same trees, the same foods, the same gifts, but every year they are spectacular in a new and different way.
Part of the spectacular sameness of Christmas is the Christmas Carols we sing each year. I am not talking about the songs about Rudolf or Santa Claus but the original Christmas carols that place an emphasis on the true reason for Christmas. These are the songs about our spectacular Savior who is the same yesterday, today, and forever. We sing about the night of His birth, the town, the visitors, the animals, the angels, the manger, and most of all… the small child born that day.
They are songs like the ones that prompted the angels to sing in Luke 2: 13-14: Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom His favor rests.”
Many Christmas concerts and plays have featured this scripture. We envision this grand event as it introduces Jesus Christ to our world. The grandeur of His birth is enhanced for us because we know about his death. We know the impact this small babe had on our eternity.
Glory to God!
Take Care and have a blessed Christmas!
John Mark Caton
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