What is your favorite Christmas carol?
One of the special things about this time of year is the music. There is no other holiday that has inspired more songs than Christmas.
When the prophet spoke of the coming of Messiah he linked it with songs of praise. He told us that Jesus’ entrance into the world would prompt us to sing. When we understand who He is and what He came to do, we cannot help but sing.
Why do we sing at Christmas? The reasons are innumerable! We sing because we are forgiven people. We no longer live under the burden of guilt and shame!
We sing because we have a Saviour—we have been saved from sin, saved from ourselves and saved from Satan’s grip!
We sing because it is the right response to the great deeds God has done for us!
Something happens when we sing our Saviour’s praise. The Bible says that it refreshes and refuels our spirits. God blesses when we worship Him in song. There is something wonderfully satisfying abut praising God.
During this Christmas season decide to be a singer. Use the familiar Christmas carols and worships choruses. Lift your voice in a hymn of praise. Make up your own song and sing it to Him. As you sing your praise, get ready for a fresh filling of His love.
Lord, you have done mighty things in our lives. You deserve unending praise. We commit ourselves to sing your praise regularly and joyously. We commit ourselves to tell the world who you are and all that you have done for us. Thank you for renewing us as we lift our hands, hearts and voices in songs of praise. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
“And in that day you will say: “O Lord, I will praise You; Though You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, and You comfort me. Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; ‘For Yah, the Lord, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.’ ” Therefore with joy you will draw water From the wells of salvation. And in that day you will say: “Praise the Lord, call upon His name; Declare His deeds among the peoples, Make mention that His name is exalted.”
Isaiah 12:1-4 NKJV