Christmastime is here.
I already received my first forwarded email (twice) called "Heritage Lost", a play on the words of Twas The Night Before Christmas, all about how America is Godless, we're taking Jesus out of Christmas... yada, yada, yada...
These conversations seem to permeate the Christmas season these days. It's sad that during such a beautiful time of year, people are reduced to walking around so angry at the world. They create an evil of bitterness and superiority complexes that far exceeds the evil of consumerism, or any Godless behavior Walmart could ever perpetrate on America.
In 1989, CCM artist Michael W. Smith produced what I consider to be the best Christmas album ever produced, entitled, Christmas. My favorite song on the album is Anthem For Christmas. Those of you who know me would think my favorite Christmas song would be written by someone like Rich Mullins, Daniel Amos, or Mike Roe.
The lyrics to this amazing song were actually written by Ms. Gloria Gaither:
In the space of the beginning
Was the living Word of light
When this Word was clearly spoken
All that came to be was right
All creation had a language
Words to say what must be said
All day long the Heavens whispered
Signing words in scarlet red
Some have failed to understand it
So God spoke His final Word
On a silent night in Judah's hills a baby's cry was heard
"Glory!" sang the angel chorus
"Glory!" echoed back the night
Love has come to walk among us
Christ the Lord is born this night!
All creation sing His praises!
Earth and heaven praise His name!
All who live come join the chorus!
Find the words!
His love proclaim!
I hope this Christmas, you are filled with the joy of coming to know the God you have heard of since you were a child; the God who is bigger than anything you ever heard.
I hope this Christmas the story of God becoming man becomes as real to you as the ground you walk on and the air you breath.
I hope this Christmas, you find the words.