Jingle Bells

My favorite Christmas CD since 1994

Despite my mom’s fierce campaigning “Merry Christmas” continues to morph into “Happy Holidays”, but for whatever reason, most people are still very welcoming of most Christmas carols.

Have you been listening to your “light fm” radio station, or even in restaurants and stores?  It’s amazing the power and praise that is found within so many of the Christmas carols people have been enjoying for years.  You have Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood, and even Riahnna all of a sudden all willing to sing about the birth of Christ.   

I was talking to my mom the other day and she said the Lord is challenging her to not simply enjoy the “sounds of the season”, but to make an effort to use these opportunities to worship Him.

I LOVE worship music.  But I must confess, when it comes to Christmas songs (I’m talking the real ones…O Holy Night, Joy to the World, etc.) I don’t embrace the worship as I should.

So my challenge to all of us, it to take these opportunities to worship the Lord.  Whether we’re driving in the car, putting lights on the tree, shopping in the mall, or in church, let’s embrace the depth and power of so many of our beloved Christmas carols.

“Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord.”
Ephesians 5:19
“This, This is Christ the King
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing
Haste, haste to bring him praise
The Babe, the Son of Mary”
“Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her king;
Let every heart prepare Him room”

“A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices…
Fall on your knees!  Oh, hear the angel voices!
O night divine, the night when Christ was born.”

Below are just a few of my favorites…and if you’re interested in a great worship CD for Christmas here are two I love:
Christmas Worship Down Under, Hillsong
Glory in the Highest: Christmas Songs of Worship, Chris Tomlin