One of the things that makes the celebration of Christmas so special is music. Nothing can compare to the simplicity and devotion of Christmas carols. During what is usually the busiest season of the year, we're all blessed to sing carols, whether in church or at an informal gathering in our homes.
There's something about singing the story of the birth of the Savior that speaks to our hearts and souls. The scriptures tell us that from the beginning Christmas was filled with music. From Mary's first hymn of praise, "My soul glorifies the Lord," to the chorus of Angels that sang, "Glory to God in the highest," Christmas carols have celebrated the birth of Christ. And this news that's sung into our hearts during this Christmas season can give us a thrill of hope. It can give us what we've been longing for and needing so desperately in our lives.
So, in these weeks leading up to Christmas what we're going to do is look at some of the great Christmas carols of the church. Because some of these carols have lyrics in them
that can teach us about the love of Jesus and the arrival of Jesus into our hearts and into our lives.
This week we will be looking at the beautiful carol, "Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus." Overwhelmed by all the promises fulfilled in the birth of Christ, Charles Wesley wrote this amazing carol in 1745.
Join us on Sunday as we learn what Wesley knew, that Jesus brings complete freedom! He frees us from our fears and sins. And everyone can "find our rest in Thee."
See you Sunday!