Just about everywhere we go this month we will hear Christmas music celebrating the season. The repertoire will include “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” “Frosty the Snowman,” and “White Christmas”; and being caught up in the moment, we will sing along with the artist.
The Advent services at churches are celebrated with the hymns of the season. Even though many of the songs we sing may not be historically or theologically accurate, they seem to fill a need traditionally and emotionally. Were there really three kings? Did the angels really sing?
Biblical Christmas Music
Luke 1:46-55 records the most beautiful and poignant Christmas song ever written ~ Mary’s song referred to as the “Magnificent.” This passage of scripture has often been used as the foundation for may choral musical pieces. With these words, Mary glorified God for what he was going to do for the world through her. By accepting this gift, she demonstrated her love and service to God.
I Samuel 2:1-10 records the song of another mother. Hannah praises God for his faithfulness to her in giving her a son.
Like these two mothers, we can place our confidence in God’s ultimate control over all the events in our lives and extend our gratitude to him for all the affairs of life.
In 1984, Mark Lowry put together some God-inspired words that reflect the heart of Mary. Many will celebrate the season and the new year with the words of this beautiful composition, “Mary Did You Know.” One of the most vivid and profound lines calls to Mary’s attention that when she kisses her little boy, she kisses the face of GOD.
Perhaps the above song may be the most beautiful piece of Christmas music ever composed. What do you think?
PRAYER – By praising you, Heavenly Father, we acknowledge your ultimate control over all the affairs of life. Surround us with your loving arms and bountiful peace. A-men
We link up here sometimes.
Let the peace of God rule in your heart.