Fresh Hope – Day 335

If I asked you to sing a carol right now, I wonder which you’d choose?

It would probably be something pretty easy and well known like ‘Silent Night’ or ‘O Come All Ye Faithful.’

When you think about it, we have all grown up on carols, to the degree that they are instantly recognisable when we hear the first line.

Even though so old, they also have an emotional impact on us, and even inspire us to do our Christmas shopping, dare I say, as we trudge around the shopping mall.

There’s something almost magical and tingly about all those well-known ones but have you ever stopped to think about what some of the words mean?

What about carols like this one… ‘Good King Wenceslas looked out, on the feast of Stephen’…what on earth does that mean?

Or what about this line from ‘Hark the Herald’…

Late in time behold him come,
Offspring of the virgins womb
Veil’d in flesh, the Godhead see;
Hail, th’incarnate Deity:

I can guarantee that we’ve all sung that verse so many times without even releasing it – correct?

When was the last time you sang a carol and knew exactly what it meant?

Thankfully, there’s a new one just released and it captures beautifully the real message of hope that Jesus brings to all at this Christmas time and throughout every day of the year…

For the unclean, the unholy
For the broken, the unworthy
You came, Jesus you came

For the wounded, for the hurting
For the lost, and for the lonely
You came, Jesus you came

For the outcast, the defeated
For the weary, for the weakest
You came, Jesus you came

O come let us adore him
For He alone is worthy
Our King has come
O give Him all the glory
For He alone is worthy
Our King has come

I know this Christmas that it will certainly become a Number 1 hit at churches all over the world.

If you don’t have a church to attend, then may I take this opportunity to invite and welcome you to Champions:

Sunday 20th December – The Great Christmas Giveaway at both 9am and 11.30 am.

Christmas Eve at 7pm.

Pastor Mark

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