Sing to the Lord, praise his name;
proclaim his salvation day after day.
Last year, according to Classic FM the nations favourite carol was this one
Last night as part of the churches outreach we went and did Beer and Carols at the Sportsman Pub here in Croxley Green. It was a great evening and as I sang along with the carols I noticed that some had more significance for me than others. And what that boiled down to was the words. Some were very twee and nice and christmasy but some really connected with me and spoke to me.
In particular it was a line from O' Little Town of Bethlehem
"The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight"
Every time I sing this song or read these lyrics I realise how much God values us and how much we need to see that no matter our circumstances, no matter what hopes we have for the future or fears that grip us, that somehow Jesus' as a tiny baby can hold all of that and lead us into the kingdom of God.
I don't know what you are facing today, maybe it is positive, full of hope, or maybe its full of fears and worries. My prayer is that today you will turn to God and give all of it to Him so that your hopes and fears are held within the love of Jesus this day.
Give thanks to God for the gift of his Son
What is your favourite Christmas Carol? Find the words to it, read them slowly and think about what it says - you can sing it too if you like!