Tuesday, December 18, 2007

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Last week, I walked into the local mall and this was the music that I heard. You probably will recognize it.

God rest ye merry gentlemen, let nothing you dismay
Remember Christ our Savior was born on Christmas Day
To save us all from Satan's power when we were gone astray
Oh tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy
Oh tidings of comfort and joy.

From God our heavenly Father the blessed angel came
And unto certain shepherds brought tidings of the same
That in Bethlehem was born the Son of God by name.
Oh tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy
Oh tidings of comfort and joy.

IN THE MALL!!!! The story of salvation was ringing through the sound system in a MALL! Does this seem strange to you? Well, at first it didn't to me. It actually wasn't until I got back in my car still humming the tune that I realized (for the first time??) the clarity of the message of that song!
Do you find that the message of Christmas carols seems to be lost in the season? What other time of year would a message so clear be playing in a public location without SEVERE backlash from the secular world? What a wonderful opportunity for those of us that are Christians to step up... to find out who it is around us that does not clearly understand the story of Christ... and to CLARIFY for them... Just a thought.

Anyway - I had a great weekend with my Wings friends... two of the girls stayed with us at our house. I have an interesting story about locking myself out of my house the day before they arrived - however, since it include detailed directions on how I broke into my house - I cannot (for safety reasons) give the story on the internet.. just picture me having to climb through TWO sets of windows... over a washing machine - onto the kitchen counter... etc etc etc - thats enough.

My echo is all better and back at home... pics soon!

1 comment:

JustJessie said...

I've called a locksmith to my house before, only to realize that I had actually left the backdoor unlocked. Embarassing!