Monday, December 14, 2009
My church had the most wonderful Christmas music program last night I have ever heard! It was a glorious presentaion of the birth of Christ with really 'ethereal' music that touched my soul deeply. It ended with four 12 year old boys doing a version of 'Little Drummer Boy' that brought tears to many folks' eyes, mine included. They each played different types of drums with different rhythms (& stayed perfectly in beat) and alternated singing the words.
I have been reflecting today not only on that song but on the true meaning of Christmas. The message of that song is what can WE give Christ on this Christmas, His birthday. What He really wants from us is our heart and devotion. It is so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle and forget what 'The Season' is REALLY all about! I certainly am guilty of that. I try each day, with God's help, to do better.
Thank you, God, for loving ME so much that You sent Your only Son, to be my Savior. Thank you, Jesus Christ, for taking my sins upon Yourself when You died on the cross. Thank you, God, for raising Jesus from the dead and giving me the promise of Eternal Life with You when I gave my heart and life to You. Thank You for loving me the way I am, as I come to You with all my sins. Thank you for removing all that, for forgiving me, and for making me 'your child.' I humbly give myself to YOU!
Thank you, Lord, for Christmas,
the celebration of the birth of Your Son, and my Savior, Jesus Christ!
"For unto us is born this day in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord!"