Passion



Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Songs

The other day I was listening to Christmas Music and I don't mean that 'I want a hippotamus for Christmas' or other crap, I mean REAL Christmas songs, the ones that proclaim Jesus' birth.

I happened to be listening to 'O Holy Night' and was just blown away, to tears. I had to catch myself because I really did get lost in the wonder of it all, but really I got lost in one line of the song

His law is love and His Gospel is peace
 Maybe I'm the only one who does that but just those words. His law is love and is Gospel is peace. Wow! I find myself this Christmas in a different place. I find myself lost in wonder. Lost in this crazy peace. Its amazing.

I was excluded the other day, and you would have thought that I'd be so mad, but I wasn't. I actually laughed and thought 'whatever, you keep making poor choices, and they are your choices'.

You see, I really found this crazy freedom in who Jesus says I am. Maybe that's weird, maybe its only weird to me because I've never known true freedome before.

We celebrate our freedom in this country, we fight for other countries to have the same freedom, but so many are born into a free country but are trapped by lies. I can say that Jesus broke some incredible chains in my life. I think they were such a part of my life that I didn't even realize they were there.

O Holy Night.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life


O holy night, the stars are brightly shining;
It is the night of the dear Savior�s birth!
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope, the weary soul rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.

Fall on your knees, O hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born!
O night, O holy night, O night divine!

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming,
Here came the wise men from Orient land.
The King of kings lay thus in lowly manger,
In all our trials born to be our friend!

Fall on your knees, O hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born!
O night, O holy night, O night divine!

Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His Gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother
And in His Name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy Name!

Fall on your knees, O hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born!
O night, O holy night, O night divine!

1 comment:

Nakamuras on Saipan said...

great post....I'm going thru something very similar this year because of circumstances...it is wonderful though for whatever reason when we suddenly "realize"...and the wonder of Christ strikes us anew...