Thursday, December 16, 2010

8 Days of Christmas on The Bottom Line - Day 1

I wish to extend warm greetings to you and your family this Christmas. This is a time of year when people often stop and reflect on the big questions in life. As a Christian it is a time of year that has great significance to me and this year feel greatly convicted to articulate what Christmas is all about. I hope and pray that you would take the time to consider these eternal truths that concern each and every one of us.

The Christmas Carol “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” really captures the true message and meaning of Christmas. You have probably heard this Christmas Carol sung many times throughout your life. It often seems that when we sing songs as ritual or tradition we fail to stop and reflect on the words we are speaking and what they really mean. Would you be so kind as to take the time to journey with me for several minutes and examine the meaning and the message of this timeless song.

God rest ye merry, Gentlemen

A modern reading of this line could say “God make you mighty, gentlemen”. It is an uplifting statement of good news. The message of Jesus Christ is often referred to as the “Good News”. This song actually explains what this unbelievable good news is. But the “good news” makes no sense without understanding the “bad news” and so it is with this song.

Continued tomorrow - Day 2

Go On To Day 2


Cameron Buettel said...

I like this version of the song.

Anonymous said...

It says the the video has been removed by the user.

However, as it is, I've vistied some Christian websites that do not celebrate Christmas and they explain why.

And of course, there is use of scripture as to why some do and some don't.

Either way, there is no consensus and no winners.

Let God be God.

God bless.

Lucy, England.

Cameron Buettel said...

Thanks Lucy. I put up a new video. I hope you checked out those lists of churches in the UK.

Anonymous said...

I did check out the lists of churches. Unfortunately, the closes one to us is an hour and a half away.

Most are located in London, which is about a 3 hour drive from where we live.

But thanks anyway.

We'll continue to pray.

God bless.

Lucy, England.

Heath The Blogless said...

Hey Lucy

If it means a good church or a bad church an hour and a half is not that far. It would only be a couple of times a week. I know it might seem like a lot for a person in the UK.

But I drive 1 hour to work and 1 hour back each and every day, if I had to drive 1.5 hours to a good church it would be more important to me than that drive to work every day.

So I want to encourage you to think about what really is important to you, your time or fellowship with Gods people in a Bible believing God honoring Church.

Anonymous said...

Managed to listen to the song at last.

Strange how these songs seem so uplifting.

God bless.

Lucy, England.