At the Christmas Eve Services, We Will Sing to Him!
When I think of Christmas, I think of “Silver Bells” by Bing Crosby and Elvis’ Christmas album.
Since about age 5, we have always played “The Chipmunks’ Christmas” while we decorate the tree in Marion, Ohio, my hometown.
But for me, these are the sounds of Christmas. They initiate a feeling and emotion that begins to draw me into the real sense of magic.
Even though they’re secular songs, they still are in the spirit of love and giving.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download
The week before Christmas, it’s all classical for me. Handel’s “Messiah”–things like that.
The night before Christmas, I get alone and listen to several different version of “O Come O Come Emmanuel.” It has a haunting melody–both mysterious and celebratory.–“Rejoice! Rejoice!”
It’s a lament. So very few songs are laments, crying out “O come o come Emmanuel!” It has a very Messianic feel to it. It’s my favorite sacred Christmas Song.
Music is the emotional gateway to memories. It’s universal.–Music is universal. Everyone, no matter where in the world, sings.
We are commanded to sing to God. God loves it when we sing!
Whenever I would visit my Grandma, who was not a Christian, she would make me sing to her. Now imagine God asking me to sing–It gives us keen insight into God seeing us as His children, loving it when we sing to Him.
At the Christmas Eve services, we will sing to Him!
At the 8 pm service, we’ll sing “O Come O Come Emmanuel” and “Silent Night.”
What music draws you into the real sense of Christmas magic? Comment below–I want to know!