There are only a couple of days left in the 2019 Christmas Music Marathon. Thank you for stopping by and listening to the music of the season. Since many will be busy with travel, family and other obligations, I am going to use today to share several of my all-time favorite performances.
O Holy Night is a classic Christmas song and it has been recorded by seemingly every artist in the industry. However, I don’t believe anyone has done a better arrangement and presentation than the powerful tenor voice of Mr. David Phelps.
Another of my all time classic favorites is the hallelujah chorus from Handel’s Messiah. The most creative presentation I have ever viewed and one of the reasons I am actually thankful for the internet and YouTube comes from a flash mob in a shopping mall. The results are stunning. I would love to be caught up in this.
Christmas to many folks is all about family, especially the little ones. Children bring a special joy to the celebration. It was a child that gave us the reason to celebrate. God promised to bring a Savior into this world and that child would be born of a virgin. I can only imagine how surprised Mary and Joseph were when they found out that God had chosen them to usher the Savior of mankind into this world.
To this day many refuse to believe the truth of the Gospel because is seems such a strange way to save the world, but God told us that He doesn’t think the same as us.“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways, says the Lord” Isaiah 55:8.
While Christmas, like every day, is a day that the Lord has made, it is the day that He fulfilled the prophecy and brought a Savior into our midst and salvation to our hearts. Rejoice and be glad.