Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Christmas - Glory to God!

In response to Jen's Christmas post, I wrote this:


In the same way we thank God for our liberty and freedoms here in the US on the 4th of July (for they are given by Him and Him alone), I thank God that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us during the Christmas season. I love that the whole world celebrates this time of year, that the songs sung by my sister-in-law's secular (Sac. State) choir were almost exclusively Christian God-honoring songs. That the entire *church* we heard them sing in erupted with thunderous singing of His holy birth, death, and resurrection. I love that even the secular institutions choose songs that were created in the church to honor our Savior. I love that even those who are unsaved will sing of His saving grace at this time of year. It is a brief glimpse of what is to be--what is to come. That every knee shall bow, every tongue confess, that Jesus Christ is Lord.


I love this time of year and thank God it exists for all things secular are ultimately His. Col. 1:16 says it perfectly:

"For by Him all things were created, [both] in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-- all things have been created through Him and for Him."


May your Christmas season be a joyous one as you celebrate the Advent of the Savior!


JavaMama said...

That was beautiful! Thanks for sharing it.

JOYfully in Him,


Marie said...

Most of the gospel I knew as a (non-Christian) child came from Christmas season carols and such.