"Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel."
About a week ago, the Christmas music ended, cold turkey. For some people, this is a welcomed delight. But I wish we could hear a little more of these precious songs. Maybe one of the reasons January is known as the most depressing month of the year is because we stop singing the songs that warm our hearts.
But we don’t have to forget about the hope that is represented in many of our favorite Christmas carols. The words of “Joy to the World” and others ring true all year. The apostle Paul encouraged Timothy to “remember Jesus Christ.” And we need to do the same! Just because the Christmas season is over doesn’t mean we have to stop singing “O come, All Ye Faithful.” Many of those Christmas carols have rich, Gospel lyrics.
Jesus brings true joy year ’round because He was and is the One who reconciles God and sinners. Though it’s special to think about our Immanuel coming to rescue captive Israel in December, He deserves our worship every month of the year. So Christian men and women, rejoice with heart and soul and voice!
The true meaning of Christmas is the Gospel story that begins with a baby and ends with our resurrected Lord. Share this year round!