𝑢 π‘ͺπ’π’Žπ’†, 𝑳𝒆𝒕 𝑼𝒔 𝑨𝒅𝒐𝒓𝒆 π‘―π’Šπ’Ž

IMG_9177 (2)Are you singing? β€˜Tis the season for singing!

It is a season for the joyous songs of Christmas and a time to reflect upon what they truly mean. But why stop singing with the Christmas season? Why put the songs away with the decorations? Or why wait to get them out until then?

I think some Christmas songs are great any day of the year! We can enjoy the gift of music, but even more the presence of God. Psalm 95:2 (KJV) says, β€œLet us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.” God inhabits the praise of His people.*

It is precious to enter into His presence, and it is precious to invite His presence to be with us. My favorite musical invitation to God is to sing the words of the old Latin hymn popular at Christmastime: β€œO Come, O Come Emmanuel.” And then my heart is subsequently drawn to adore Him.

O come, let us adore Him! Sing with me!

β™« O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord. β™«

 
*See Psalm 22:3
Original text and photo by Francee Strain, December 7, 2019.
Adapted text by Francee Strain, π˜•π˜° π˜–π˜³π˜₯π˜ͺ𝘯𝘒𝘳𝘺 𝘐𝘯𝘷π˜ͺ𝘡𝘒𝘡π˜ͺ𝘰𝘯: 𝘊𝘒𝘭𝘭𝘦π˜₯ 𝘡𝘰 π˜“π˜ͺ𝘷𝘦 𝘒 π˜“π˜ͺ𝘧𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘌𝘡𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘒𝘭 π˜—π˜Άπ˜³π˜±π˜°π˜΄π˜¦, (Bloomington, IN: WestBow Press, 2017), 108-9.
Song lyrics taken from β€œO Come, All Ye Faithful,” attributed to John Francis Wade, c. 1711-1786.

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