“We wish you a Merry Christmas,” “Santa Baby,” “Jingle Bells,” and “Frosty the Snowman,” are tunes heard repeatedly at Christmas on the radio, in malls, in kids programs, TV shows, gas stations, grocery stores, elevators… endlessly… everywhere. Not to sound like “Scrooge,” but by the end of the Christmas season I’ve heard these unrelenting melodies so many times I want to hold my ears and scream “enough already!” Oh don’t get me wrong, they’re fun and politically un-offensive happy songs but after a while, their message is just temporary entertainment.
But, there’s one song I never seem to tire of hearing. Its message is not just momentary fun but one of eternal hope and joy. “O Come Let Us Adore Him” never gets old and I can sing all year long because it’s a message of eternal joy. It’s a song of about the un-exhaustible gift of God’s love, Jesus Christ. A gift of love that is with us 24/7, 365 days a year and for eternity. Its the gift that brings hope through uncertainty, tragedies, or even those everyday boring days when we feel forgotten and not enough. God sacrificially sent His son to earth to unite us with Himself and Jesus is the red ribbon from God’s package of love that ties us to Him forever. Whatever chaotic situation we find ourselves in we can find peace because of the gift of Jesus.
So, sing… no shout, you choirs of angles. Jesus (Emmanuel God with us) was born Christmas morning. He is Christ the Lord. Oh Come Let Us Adore Him!
Take a break from your shopping, baking, decorating, wassailing, and YouTube video watching and sing this tune at the top of your voice. God’s joyous love will flood into those dark crevices of your heart (and tired feet) and fill you not with temporary “Turkish Delight” but with the only kind of eternal delight that you’ll ever need. Angels will be singing with you as all thoughts of loneliness, guilt, discontent, and inadequacies vanish at the sound of God’s un-exhaustible love.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)