This past Sunday evening, our kids with Richland Baptist Church had a children’s Christmas program. They sang some well-known Christmas hymns and shared some stories of how God has used angels to touch the lives of His people, as recorded in Scripture.
Perhaps more than any other time of year, I love singing hymns about the birth of Jesus. No, I don’t mean the commercialization of Christmas and songs like “Here Comes Santa Claus.” What I love is the great theology found in some of our great Christmas hymns.
I loved hearing the kids sing them Sunday evening, and I especially love singing them myself with our church family.
Jesus is the reason to sing. His coming to take on flesh is a reason to sing. His life, death, and resurrection for our salvation is a reason to sing. Do you desire to sing?
On Sunday morning, Lord willing, I will be preaching through Mary’s song of praise in Luke 1:46-55, talking about how “Redemption Is Certain.” When we know and follow Jesus as Savior and Lord, the redemption we have in Him is certain.
Does that make you want to sing? If you have experienced that redemption, I am unsure how your answer could be anything but an enthusiastic “YES!”
“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord” (Luke 1:46).
The same reason Mary burst out in praise – celebrating our great God of redemption – ought to compel us to to sing praises to the King.
Do you have that reason to sing? If not, would you consider turning to the Lord for the eternal redemption only He can give?
Then, let us sing together. He is worthy!