Noel Songs They Sing
Jesus the Christ lowly came,
Heaven forsook, and man became.
Shepherds inquired with exuberant joy,
In the city of David, the birthplace of God’s salvation ploy.
Magi embarked with treasure laden,
Followed the star the Advent had awakened.
Joseph and Mary, weary from sin’s cursed labor,
Unknowingly held God’s Son and man’s Savior.
Men today, noel songs they sing,
But the babe in the manger have they made Him their King?
As Christmas becomes increasingly more commercialized around the world, the holiday is celebrated with beautifully decorated trees, Santa bringing gifts, and songs of the Savior’s birth. But have we put the coming of the Messiah, the most significant event in history, into the category of myth and fable? Do we as Christians celebrate the coming of Emmanuel, God with us, or are we simply following religious and cultural traditions void of meaning and significance?
Today, let us focus our attention on Jesus Christ the Messiah—Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and the Prince of Peace! Let our message to the world not just be “holiday cheer,” but a proclamation of salvation and redemption through the babe born in Bethlehem!
During this Christmas season, may you receive the blessings of Christ’s kingdom—righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.