The Triumph of the Skies

“Hark the herald angels sing“Glory to the newborn King!Peace on earth and mercy mildGod and sinners reconciled”Joyful, all ye nations riseJoin the triumph of the skiesWith the angelic host proclaim:“Christ is born in Bethlehem”Hark! The herald angels sing“Glory to the newborn King!”– Hark! The Herald Angels Sing “Let the wise listen and add to theirContinue reading “The Triumph of the Skies”

Hear the Bells

“And in despair I bowed my head; “There is no peace on earth,” I said;“For hate is strong, and mocks the song of peace on earth, goodwill to men!”Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: “God’s not dead, nor doth He sleep;The Wrong shall fail, The Right prevail, With peace on earth, goodwill toContinue reading “Hear the Bells”

Let Nothing You Dismay

“God rest ye merry gentlemenLet nothing you dismayRemember Christ our SaviorWas born on Christmas DayTo save us all from Satan’s pow’rWhen we were gone astrayOh tidings of comfort and joyComfort and joyOh tidings of comfort and joy”-God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition,Continue reading “Let Nothing You Dismay”

PERFECT LIGHT

“O star of wonder, star of night,Star with royal beauty bright,Westward leading, still proceeding,Guide us to thy perfect light.”-We Three Kings “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 TheseContinue reading “PERFECT LIGHT”

ADVENT-URE

“Oh they sailed to BethlehemOn Christmas Day, on Christmas Day,Oh they sailed to BethlehemOn Christmas Day in the morning”–I Saw Three Ships “And everyone went to their own town to register. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged toContinue reading “ADVENT-URE”

THE CHRIST THORN

The holly bears a prickle,As sharp as any thorn,And Mary bore sweet Jesus ChristOn Christmas Day in the morn.The holly bears a bark,As bitter as any gall,And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ For to redeem us all. – The Holly and the Ivy “And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put itContinue reading “THE CHRIST THORN”

December 2 Devotional: UNCHANGING

“O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!How richly God has decked thee!Thou bidst us true and faithful be,And trust in God unchangingly.O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!How richly God has decked thee!”-O Christmas Tree “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8 Jesus was the promise of the new covenant – aContinue reading “December 2 Devotional: UNCHANGING”

A THRILL OF HOPE – December 1

“O holy night the stars are brightly shiningIt is the night of our dear Savior’s birthLong lay the world in sin and error piningTill He appeared and the soul felt its worthA thrill of hope the weary world rejoicesFor yonder breaks a new glorious morn” – O Holy Night “For the creation waits with eagerContinue reading “A THRILL OF HOPE – December 1”

ADVENT: Waiting With Anticipation

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.” Romans 8:18-19 The Christmas season for me as a child was an incredible lesson in learning to wait.  First, I hadContinue reading “ADVENT: Waiting With Anticipation”