Christmas Music

by admin ~ December 19th, 2015. Filed under: Brandenburg.

I’m appreciative of the work our musicians put into music about the birth of Christ.  I know people do this because they believe in it.  The incarnation of Christ is a fitting theme for music.  It is worthwhile reason for worship.  It is traditional as well.  The three major events in Jesus earthly life as told in the gospels, a true historical account, and events that were prophesied in the Old Testament, are the birth of Christ, the death of Christ, and the resurrection of Christ.  We might add the ascension, but it is right there at the same time as His death and resurrection.  We have no ascension celebration.  We have the birth, the death, and the resurrection.  We sing special numbers about the first at one time, because it was a wholly different time in Jesus’ life, 33 years from the time of His death and resurrection, which is the theme of the second occasion of musical emphasis.  Churches have also done this for awhile.  Perhaps a church could feel obligated to do this, as though, if it did not have the contata or concert, it wasn’t functioning fully as a church, or, that is, people expect it.  Churches take advantage of people’s expectations, and have done more and more to lure people for the event.  Our church isn’t doing that.  We are doing it because this does deserve special effort for the Lord.  For that I am thankful today to give God something unique.

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