Sing some Christmas Carols today!! Have you ever really paid any attention to the message that some of the carols bring? Today we are going to explore the message of hope which Advent brings through Christmas Carols.
Remember that hope is the anticipation of something to come. For centuries before Christ was born, they waited and hoped that a Savior would come and He did! Now in our Christmas Carols we sing about that glorious event. Even the wise men in other parts of the world where hopeful and were waiting for something which is why when they saw the star in the East, they were ready to come find out the special meaning of the star. Today, we wait not only in hope for the coming of Christ in our hearts this Christmas Season, but also for His Second Coming. Remember, just as he was taken up to heaven in clouds of glory, He promised us that He would return in the same manner someday. So we wait in hope for His return. So today by singing songs about his first coming as a baby in the manger, it will restore our hope in His Second Coming.
Silent Night is one of my favorites as it sings about the night that He was born.
Silent Night, Holy Night, All is Calm, All is Bright
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child
Holy Infant so Tender and Mild
And don’t forget to go on to the second, third, and fourth verses as you sing the Christmas Songs!! This song goes on to talk about the shepherds quaking at the sight of the angels announcing the birth of Christ. What a happy night that must have been as the shepherds ran to Bethlehem.
Which brings me to another song: O Little Town of Bethlehem.
O little town of Bethlehem
How still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight
The song goes on to say that Christ has been born unto Mary and again sings about the shepherds. Did you notice the theme of hope? “The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight!” Incredible isn’t it!!
These are only two. There are many more to sing today….Joy to the World, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, The Holly and the Ivy, O Come all ye Faithful, Angels we have Heard on High, and many more.
So today, sing of the hope of Christmas!!!! Have a Christmas Carol session today with your family!!