Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Silent Night...

Anyone who knows me well, or who has read Life with Lynnie (LwL) for a while, knows that I love and adore my Lord, Jesus Christ.

And, they would know that I enjoy music.  It resonates in my soul.

One Christmas carol that both my now deceased husband Gordon and I both adored for many years, is Silent Night

It was composed by Franz Zaver Gruber, in 1818.  Here is a link, so you can listen and/or sing along:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T4WB2zfmps.  Here are the lyrics.

Silent Night

Silent night, Holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin , mother and child
Holy infant so, tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.
 
Silent night, Holy night
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord at thy birth
Jesus, Lord at thy birth
 
Silent night, Holy night
Shepherds quake, at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly, hosts sing Hallelujah.
Christ the Savior is born,
Christ the Savior is born.

This CHRISTmas carol is so very important.  It speaks about the Virgin Mary, and about our Lord, Jesus Christ, being born.

It also speaks about Jesus being God's Son, being love's pure light.  Plus, it speaks about the shepherds.

Silent Night, is truly a reflection of Jesus Christ's birth.

Just as God told us, in Luke 2:1-14, "And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."

All I can say is, I thank You, Father!

Thank You, for creating the plan of redemption for us.  For without Your plan, we would not have a way to obtain everlasting life, by trusting/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

I thank You, Jesus!  Again, if You had not been obedient to God the Father's plan of redemption for us, we would not have a way to spend eternity in heaven.

I thank You, Holy Spirit!  For if you had not approached Mary, Jesus would not have been born, through the virgin birth that made Him the only person in the world, who is perfect.  The only person who could complete God the Father's plan of redemption for us.

If you do not yet know Jesus as your Lord, and Saviour, I would suggest you read the New Testament portion of the Bible

In it, you will find out how much God truly loves you.  And, what He expects of you.

In the meantime, I will worship and praise God, for everything.  Especially, the birth of my Lord, Jesus Christ!

I'd like to wish you a Merry Christmas Eve, and...




Until next time...

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