FROM TRADEWIND COMMUNITY CHURCH
Every December, the world sings about history's must stunning miracle: God became human!
Christmas songs are on everywhere this season – and the carols (those ancient beloved hymns about Christmas) are some of the best.
Christmas carols are rich in doctrine, with lyrics that profoundly sum up the incarnation. Have you studied the words of carols lately?
✨ "Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus" is a plea for Jesus to arrive and "from our fears and sins release us; let us find our rest in Thee."
✨ In “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing,” we exalt the arrival of Jesus in every verse. We sing: "Pleased as man with men to dwell: Jesus, our Immanuel!” Then, in the final stanza, we proclaim: “Mild He (Jesus) lays His glory by, born that man no more may die. Born to raise the sons of earth. Born to give them second birth.”
✨ In “Joy to the World,” we celebrate that Jesus has come as King and ruler of the entire world. He has made His "blessings flow far as the curse is found.” That’s forever Good News!
A few more:
✨ It’s in “O Holy Night” that we’re reminded of the very reason we need Christmas: “Long lay the world in sin and error pining – ’til He appeared!” When we were hopeless in sin, Jesus came!
✨ In “Silent Night,” the arrival of Jesus is referred to as the “dawn of redeeming grace.”
✨ “Go Tell It On the Mountain” is a missional challenge to tell the world that “God sent us salvation that blessed Christmas morn.”
Jingle bells and snow and chestnuts are fine things to sing about this season. But nothing compares to those familiar hymns about Jesus’ birth.
We should never get tired of Christmas carols. We should teach them to our kids and belt them out from our church seats. We should hum them in the stores and turn them up on the radio. Christmas is the best news we have. It’s the best song we can sing.
Oh come, let us adore Him!
TCC will sing some of these beloved carols throughout December – including at our Christmas Eve Worship Service and Christmas Day Worship Service. Join us!
Learn more at tccamarillo.com/christmas.
On Wednesdays through the holiday season,
TCC is providing a weekly Christmas mini-devotional.
Do You Hear What I Hear?