Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our home to yours.

 

 

 

Grace and peace be yours in abundance,

Donna

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“When Love Was Born”

 

It is closer. Christmas is just two days away and still there are beautiful Christmas songs and hymns to share. The song I’ve chosen for today tells the Christmas story through amazing lyrics and melody.

 

As I listen to this song, I am reminded that God sent His Son out of love for mankind. On the night Jesus was born, love flowed from God’s throne to the stable in Bethlehem. What great love the Father has for His children.

 

I pray that as you reflect upon the birth of Jesus over the next couple of days that you will find the love that God has poured out for mankind. Close your eyes…see the night when love was born.

 

“When Love Was Born”[i]

 

Starlight shines, the night is still
Shepherds watch from a hill
I close my eyes, see the night
When love was born

 

Perfect child gently waits
A mother bends to kiss God’s face
I close my eyes, see the night
When love was born

 

Angels fill the midnight sky, they sing
Hallelujah, He is Christ, our King

 

Emmanuel, Prince of peace
Loves come down for you and me
Heaven’s gift, the holy spark
To let the way inside our hearts

 

Bethlehem, through your small door
Came the hope we’ve waited for
The world was changed forevermore
When love was born

 

I close my eyes, see the night
When love was born

 

Listen to this beautiful Christmas song by clicking here.

 

Grace and peace be yours in abundance,

 

Donna

[i] “When Love Was Born,” words and music by Stephanie Lewis, Bernie Herms and Mark Schultz, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., The Bicycle Music Company, 2009.

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“Light of Christmas”

 

Another Christmas song, but one that is completely different from what I’ve shared this season. As you read through the lyrics, you’ll note all the things that bid for our time during the holidays. What a fun time of year it is!

 

But the main thing we must remember is what it’s really all about. Light. Receiving the Light from Jesus and sharing that Light with others.

 

Enjoy the song, but find the one way that you can be the light to your family, friends and neighbors. That’s what Jesus is calling you and me to do. Be the light.

 

“Light of Christmas”[i]
 

Build a snowman with the wind at his back
Got the day planned and presents to wrap
Fight the wind chill with all of my friends
‘Cause it’s Christmas time again

 

Going downtown and spreading good cheer
Handing gloves out when we volunteer
For the children, grinnin’ from ear to ear
Singing Christmas time is here

 

And everybody’s like ha, ha, ha, ho, ho, ho
Four-wheel driving through the snow
Fighting the cold with some hot cocoa
Grabbing grandma, to the mall we go

 

And there’s a man outside with a bucket and a bell
Wants to go home with a story to tell
And he’s reminding us
That his Christmas got nothing to do
With living for himself.

 

It’s the…

 

Light of Christmas shining through
Our eyes, our smiles, you know it could shine on through
All the good that we do for the people that don’t have it so good

 

Light me up and I’ll show you the way
Every year can’t wait for Christmas day
Light me up, I finally figured out
What Christmas is all about

 

Here’s a gift card for your new winter coat
‘Cause the backyard is covered with snow
And the sleigh rides, they don’t cost a cent
Yeah, it’s Christmas time again

 

Light of Christmas shining through
Our eyes, our smiles, you know it could shine on through
All the good that we do for the people that don’t have it so good
 

Light me up and I’ll show you the way
Every year can’t wait for Christmas day
Light me up, I finally figured out
What Christmas is all about
 

Do you hear the sound?
A thousand angels are singing out
To God Almighty we’re bowing down
And that’s what Christmas is all about
 

Light me up and I’ll show you the way
Every year can’t wait for Christmas day
Light me up, I finally figured out
What Christmas is all about
 

And everybody’s like
Light of Christmas shining through
Our eyes, our smiles, you know it could shine on through
All the good that we do for the people that don’t have it so good

 

Light me up, I finally figured out
What Christmas is all about
(For the people that don’t have it so good)
I finally figured out
What Christmas is all about

 

Here’s the song…click here to listen.

 

Grace and peace be yours in abundance,

 

Donna

[i] “Light of Christmas,” words and music by Adam Young, Toby McKeehan and Matthew Thiessen

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“Welcome to Our World” – Monday Musical Musings

 

Christmas is just a few days away, which means there are just a few more days that I can share Christmas music with you! Today is yet another beautiful mix of song and lyric to draw our hearts closer to the Christ Child.

 

Today, I pray that you will reflect upon the birth of Jesus, but also that you will use this song to prepare your heart and make a home for Jesus. Not for a season, but for life.

 

 

Enjoy the day. Enjoy the song. Enjoy the presence of Jesus.
 

“Welcome to Our World”[i]

 

Tears are falling, hearts are breaking

How we need to hear from God
You’ve been promised, we’ve been waiting
Welcome Holy Child
Welcome Holy Child
 

Hope that you don’t mind our manger
How I wish we would have known
But long awaited Holy Stranger
Make yourself at home
Please make yourself at home
 

Bring your peace into our violence
Bid our hungry souls be filled
World now breaking Heaven’s silence
Welcome to our world
Welcome to our world
 

Fragile finger sent to heal us
Tender brow prepared for thorn
Tiny heart whose blood will save us
Unto us is born
Unto us is born
 

So wrap our injured flesh around You
Breathe our air and walk our sod
Rob our sin and make us holy
Perfect Son of God
Perfect Son of God
Welcome to our world

 

Click here to listen to this beautiful song.

 

Grace and peace be yours in abundance,

 

Donna

[i] “Welcome to Our World,” words and music by Chris Rice, Clumsy Fly Music, 1995.

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“Crying for a Christmas”

 

Oh my…I heard this song yesterday for the first time (at least I believe it was the first time) and was so touched by the lyrics and tune. I pray that you will be touched by this song as well.

 

“Crying for a Christmas”[i]

 

These are the lives of the rearranged
Scattered souls who’ve been displaced
nowhere else to turn
Like Bethlehem we have packed the place
Human need fills every space
No room at the inn

Still God found a corner,
Made a bed down in the hay
Could he reappear, make his advent here
Will he still draw near today?

My world is crying,
crying for a Christmas
Some way to know for sure
That our God is with us
We could all use a sign
A little glimpse of divine
For a world that still cries for Christmas

Feeding trough on a dirty floor
Unimpressive welcome for
God’s Almighty Son
Are we as blind to incarnation
Daily proof of our salvation
Love’s already come

We are not abandoned,
All alone in our despair
He who once came down, he can still be found
Every when and everywhere

My world is crying,
crying for a Christmas
Some way to know for sure
That our God is with us
Once a baby so small
Grew to die for us all
For a world that still cries for Christmas.

Jesus you are here, Jesus you are now
Jesus you are here, Jesus you are now

My world is crying,
crying for a Christmas
Some way to know for sure
That our God is with us
We can all be the sign
That his love is alive
For a world that still cries for Christmas

 

Don’t pass this one by…click here to listen.

 

Grace and peace be yours in abundance,

 

Donna

[i] “Crying for a Christmas,” words and music by Scott Krippayne and Jeff Peabody, Pirk Music, 2007.

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