The Music of Christmas--
Can be a POWERFUL aid in helping us to actually quiet our lives, focus our minds, and WORSHIP Christ,the Lord.
The song, O Come All Ye Faithful, is a call to do just that--to get up out of our seats, to pull ourselves away from the holiday madness, and to "Adore Him--Christ, the Lord"!
In fact, this song doesn't only call us--the "faithful", but also the "choirs of angels"...it's calling all of Creation to Worship Christ the Lord! It's a party! It's a celebration!
It reminds me that all of creation--mankind, angelic beings, plants, animals--all living things on the Earth--are presently subjected to the curse, because of sin. One day all of it will be delivered, and all living things will bow down to worship this "Christ, the Lord".
As we read in Romans 8:
"For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. (Romans 8:18-21)
What a celebration THAT will be!
Yet, in the meantime it is up to us!
Those of us who know "Christ the Lord" are called to greet Him, to welcome Him, and to worship Him.
"Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be glory given;
word of the Father, now in flesh appearing:
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord."
At Christmastime, let's party!
...but let's party in worship of the One who came to Earth on that day!
O Come, let us adore Him!