Don’t you love that this time of year is filled with music?!
Music has become a big part of our celebration. A joyous part! It is undeniably some of the most beautiful music ever composed.
But when heaven prepares a song, it is downright gladdening!
Luke recorded a trio of songs in his gospel:
Mary’s psalm glorified the Lord (Lk 1:46-55);
Zechariah offered highest praise for the redemption at hand (Lk 1:68-79);
Simeon sang of the salvation God had prepared for all mankind (Lk 2:29-32).
From the depths of her soul, Mary recounted what God has done. What He has done still stands—and is worthy of song. For what He has done, He has done for all.
All can be called blessed.
All have cause for praise.
Is there a song you can prepare this Christmas?
Can you look back across the rugged landscape of this past year and see what God has done?
You don’t have to be a composer. Or musically gifted, even. Just awed. Grateful.
What praise can you offer to the Mighty One who has done great things for you (Lk 1:49)?
Prepare in advance of Christmas with this pre-prayer:
Fill us, Lord, with Your song;
A song of eternal praise.
We can pre-prayer today, so our Christmas will be prepared with a song. A song from the heart. Or if the year has left you weary, empty, and at a loss for words, borrow a song prepared long ago. Recant the songs writ in the heavens, taught by the Spirit, and voiced by Mary, Zechariah, or Simeon.
Whether borrowed or new, let the heavens ring with song this Christmas! Don’t let the pandemic rob your gift of praise.
Our King has come . . . and is coming again. Sing Glory to the King of kings.