Monday, November 30, 2015

Sing Carols!



Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom He gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.
Colossians 3:16 (NLT)

Can you imagine Christmas without carols?

My church’s Carol Sing formally kicks off my season and will be followed by hand bell, choral and brass concerts. I’ll listen at home and on the treadmill, in doctors’ offices and while shopping. Artists in my personal collection range from Bing Crosby to Pentatonix. I buy new Christmas CDs every year!

Although there are probably some grumps, most people don’t seem offended by Christmas music playing in public places or on the radio. While most music is about Santa, snow and presents, once in a while an old fashioned carol sneaks in. Imagine that! Christian music for Christmas!

Let that occasional faith based carol be an opportunity to intentionally refocus on God’s gift of Jesus. Pay attention to the words and remember the true meaning of the season.

Another suggestion is to create a playlist of faith based Christmas music. I’m not suggesting you eliminate secular songs all the time, but when you listen to this special playlist, involve your heart and sing along in praise.

Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Sing songs and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts! Joy to the world, the Lord is coming…let us adore Him…fall on your knees…Gloria In Excelsis Deo!

What is your favorite Christmas carol?

My favorite is Mary, Did You Know? by Mark Lowry which takes me right to the stable where Mary held Jesus and kissed the face of God. Amazing!

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