It’s that time of year. Thanksgiving is THIS Thursday and Christmas is exactly ONE MONTH from today! Which means Christmas music will be playing from just about every set of speakers in town.
I find it interesting that, for a little over a month each year, almost every business and store has the same kind of music playing.
Even more interesting is that the words of many traditional Christmas hymns are theologically rich.
Perhaps most interesting is that non-Christians, even some of whom are opposed to the Christian message, are listening to (and maybe singing) lines like:
“O come, let us adore Him”
“Let earth receive her King”
“Haste, haste to bring Him laud”
“Peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled”
“Come adore on bended knee Christ the Lord, the newborn King”
I say keep the Christmas music playing and ask God to use it to make the life-changing message clear to non-believers, many of whom are just listening to festive tunes while driving home from work or stopping in the grocery store.
Written by Abbey Le Roy, MA in Theological Studies from CIU's Seminary and School of Ministry
"Give us this day our daily bread." Matthew 6:11