Saturday, December 27, 2014

My Favourite Time of Year...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), from time to time, I post some music that I have found I adore.  Today, is one of those days!

An Irish relative of mine posted a link to a wonderful song on Facebook (FB), that I had never before heard.  Apparently, it was a new song.

The song is by The Florin Street Band and is entitled, My Favourite Time of Year.  Here is a link, so you can listen and/or sing along:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H10f2w7T5CU&feature=youtu.be.  The lyrics are below.

My Favourite Time of Year

Lanterns lighting up the town,
Peace on earth is all around,
Everything is calm on Christmas Eve.
There’s goodwill in the air tonight,
Angels sing by candle light,
Their voices carried on the wind.
When carol singers gather round,
When I hear that festive sound,
I wanna join with them and sing!


They sing a merry song and we all sing along,
A festive melody that tells us Christmas time is here.
See the stars tonight; they’re shining bright,
‘Cause it’s Christmas time and it’s my favourite time of year.


Deck the halls with boughs of holly,
Give me mistletoe; it’s the season to be jolly,
Wrapping presents, writing cards, helping decorate the tree,
But there’s one thing that makes it all for me.
When carol singers gather round,
Angel voices fill the town,
It’s like the world is joining in!
(Noel, Noel, Noel)


They sing a merry song and we all sing along,
A festive melody that tells us Christmas time is here.
See the stars tonight; they’re shining bright,
‘Cause it’s Christmas time and it’s my favourite time of year.


Christmas Eve,
Still believe,
So excited,
Can’t sleep,
When the morning comes,
Church bells ring,
And he’s been!


They sing a merry song and we all sing along,
A festive melody that tells us Christmas time is here.
See the stars tonight; they’re shining bright,
‘Cause it’s Christmas time and it’s my favourite time of year.
 

And it’s my favourite time of year
(Noel, Noel)


Obviously, you've come to the conclusion that one of my favourite times of the year, is Christmas time!

There are some people who do not like to celebrate Christmas.  Even some fellow Christians, who elect to not accept that Jesus was born on December 25th.

Of course, no one here on earth truly knows when Jesus was born.  But, God does.

Even so, in my heart, I believe we need to celebrate Jesus' birth.  After all, He is our Saviour.  Our Saviour, who was God's only begotten Son, who came to earth, in the body of man.

Just as we read, in John 1:14, "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."

For this, I praise God!

Thank You, Jesus... for coming to earth, to dwell among us.  Meaning, we people.

Thank You, Jesus... for coming to fulfill God the Father's plan of redemption that He arranged to save us gentiles, from spending eternity in Hell, and more.

Thank you, Jesus... for being full of grace and truth, for educating not only those who were alive at the time when you were here on earth, but also for providing for us, living in the age, in the same way.

Hallelujah!  Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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