Sunday, one of the pastors at Crossroads talked about his trip to Disney world. One of the reasons he wanted to go at Christmastime was to attend the candlelight caroling show they have every year. He and his wife were excited to go, but they expected to hear songs like “Frosty the Snowman” and “Let it Snow”…some classic holiday favorites. But much to their surprise, the narrator came out, opened up a bible, and started reading from Luke chapter 2. He read the story of the birth of Jesus from start to finish. They sang Oh Little Town of Bethlehem, Angels We Have Heard on High, The First Noel, I’m sure many others…and ended with the Hallejuah Chorus! How amazing. There were hundreds of people in the audience that night, many of whom were not believers, but they were all honoring Jesus.
I still get caught up in the gift giving, and the decorating, trying to make the perfect Christmas cookies, and let’s be honest, hearing “Sleigh Ride” on the radio can put anyone in a better mood! But hearing that story made me so thankful that we have a God who sent His son to this earth to die for our sins. It reminded me to stay worshipful, and know that this whole season is about honoring Jesus Christ.
Oh come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant. Oh come, ye, oh come, ye, to Bethlehem. Come and behold him, born the King of angels. Oh come let us adore Him, Oh come let us adore Him, oh come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!