Sunday, December 29, 2013

The First!

As I mentioned many times in the past, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I am ever so grateful for today being SONday.  My Lord's Day!  The day when I can worship Him, with my church family.

And, to worship, I will go!

Before Christmas, it seems that some places I had gone, I heard Christmas Carols.  Some of the music, is secular in nature. 

However, the real Christmas Carols, are Christian songs that honour our Lord, and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

One that comes to mind I'm sure you are familiar with.  It's entitled, The First Noel.  Here is a link to hear Jackie Evancho sing the first two (2) verses:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpjrlFI0ZEY.  And, here are the lyrics:

The First Noel

The first Noel, the angels did say
Was to certain poor shepherds
In fields as they lay
In fields where they
Lay keeping their sheep
On a cold winter's night
That was so deep
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel
 
They looked up
And saw a star
Shining in the East
Beyond them far
And to the earth
It gave great light
And so it continued
Both day and night
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.
 
(3rd verse not on sung on the Youtube video)
 
And by the light of that same star,
Three wise men came
From country far;
To seek for a King
Was their intent,
And to follow the star wherever it went.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King,
Born is the King of Israel.

 Songwriters
TRADITIONAL, . / MCGLYNN, MICHAEL PHILIP

How I adore The First Noel!  Yes, the music is wonderful, but it's mainly because of the lyrics.

Lyrics that are a reflection of Matthew 2:9-11, "When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh."

The first Noel, is the first Christmas.  When Jesus was born.  How wonderful that we, as Christians celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ!

I realize that no one truly knows what the date was of Jesus' birth.  I know that some people think that we shouldn't celebrate His birth on that particular date, since it probably is not the date of when He was born.

However, I believe we do need to celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  No matter what date it is.  Since the date of December 25th has been used for centuries, I believe we should continue, as such. 

Without His birth, He wouldn't have been here on earth to fulfill God the Father's plan of redemption for us.

Without Jesus dying on the cross of Calvary, and being resurrected, we would not have been able to become saved.  We would not have a way to gain entrance into Heaven.

After all, Jesus is the way, the Truth and the Life.  No man comes to the Father, but by Him.  Just as we were told in John 14:6.

Have you come to Christ?  Are you saved? 

If not, I would suggest you begin reading your Bible.  Start in the New Testament.  You will surely see that you need a saviour.  And, the Saviour you need, is Jesus Christ.


Until next time...

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