The Pulse December 23, 2009
Posted on December 23, 2009 by under Discipleship,

“Christmas Carols”

“Some of our greatest theology is in our Christmas carols.” I recently heard a pastor say this while in a clergy Bible study. Of course,  someone quickly quipped, “and some of our worst theology as well.” Both statements are true enough, but I prefer to focus on the first one. I love revisiting these hymns each year and being moved by some of these powerful words.

It only makes sense. If one of the greatest truths of all time is God coming to live as a child and a human on this earth, the words that have been written through the centuries to try to capture or reflect this would be inspirational.

“O Come, thou Dayspring,  come and cheer our spirits by thine advent here.”

“The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.”

“Son of God, love’s pure light, radiant beams from thy Holy face, with the dawn of redeeming grace, Jesus Lord at thy birth…”

“Veiled in flesh the Godhead see, hail the incarnate deity!”

What are some of your favorite Christmas hymns? Think about it. Our worship on Dec 27 will be singing these songs and pondering the meaning and depth of some of these great words.

“Let every heart prepare Him room, and heaven and nature sing.”

Thanks for the opportunity to serve.

In Christ,