Wow, just two days left! Thanks so much for taking this journey with me through the blog.
Music is one of those things that stirs my affections for Jesus. I can listen to music all day. Especially now as we are entering into the Christmas season–seriously, who doesn’t love Christmas music?? What is your favorite Christmas music? Mine is Mariah Carey’s Christmas album. Classic.
As I was going through Colossians today, I was drawn to thank God for MUSIC, but even more than just the music–the musicians and song-writers, also.
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” 3:16
- PSALMS. David, Asaph, and other Scriptural Psalmists penned words that are memorized and quoted thousands of years later. Some of you could probably attest to a time in your life when God’s Words through David were life to you. What are a few of your beloved Psalms?
- HYMNS. Charles Wesley (“And Can It Be”, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”), Horatio Spafford (“It is Well”), Charlotte Elliot (“Just As I Am”), John Newton (“Amazing Grace”), and so many other hymn writers have made an indelible mark on Christianity. I was reminded just this week of how much I LOVE hymns. There is lyrical richness in them that brings me to tears. What hymn brings to mind a memory so vivid that you remember like it was yesterday?
- SPIRITUAL SONGS. Chris Tomlin, Shane Bernard and Shane Everett, Darlene Zschech, and so many like them have their lyrics and melodies blaring through our iPods and car stereos. What is your favorite worship song?
I spent time thanking the Lord for these artists–old and new–who have humbly led us to the throne room in their generation and the legacy that they have in my life.
For as long as I can remember, I HAVE NOT liked Christmas songs. Probably because my mom listened to Anne Murray’s Christmas album all year round when I was younger. HOWEVER, I believe this year I am going soft because I downloaded O Holy Night. Now I realize how much a like traditional Christmas songs – BUT nothing else. 🙂