Saturday, December 27, 2008

TSMS - Sav(or)ing It

I'm one who is ready to take the tree down as soon as Christmas is over. In fact, if we weren't out of town, it would already be down. Partly because it bothers my sinuses and partly because I like to enjoy the remainder of the holidays and start the new year without the task hanging over my head. And while I enjoy the tree and the anticipation of Christmas, once the gifts are unwrapped, it just becomes something that is in my way and a looming chore.

But oh, how important it is not to throw out the baby with the bath water pack up the heart of Christmas with all the trappings. This song by Third Day has a beautiful message. May we continue to savor the blessed truths of Christmas.

What kind of King would come so small
From glory to a humble stall?
That dirty manger is my heart, too
I'll make it a royal throne for You


MANGER THRONE

What kind of King would leave His throne
In Heaven to make this earth His home?
While men seek fame and great renown
In loneliness our King comes down

Jesus, Jesus, precious One
How we thank You that You've come
Jesus, Jesus, precious One
A manger throne for God’s own Son

You left the sound of angels' praise
To come for men with unkind ways
And by this Baby's helplessness
The power of nations is laid to rest

What kind of King would come so small
From glory to a humble stall?
That dirty manger is my heart, too
I'll make it a royal throne for You

My heart is a throne
My heart is a throne for God's own Son

Words & Music by Julie Miller

I hope you have had a blessed Christmas. Find more songs for your Saturday at Amy's!

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14 comments:

boutcrazy said...

I had not heard this song before. It is beautiful.

2TooManyHats said...

That is an awesome song. Thanks for sharing!

Cathy said...

Thanks for sharing that pretty song I have not heard before.

Eddie D. said...

A very nice song...thanks for sharing.

I'm a Christmas tree until January 1 kind of guy...but then I'm ready to get things back to normal and put away.

sara said...

Beautiful song! And a great reminder that Christmas is over, but Christ lives in us every day!

btw, I'm with you on the tree! Ours would be down by now if my parents weren't still here....it will come down Monday!

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Even if I hadn't read the rest of the lyrics, I LOVE the title of the song.

I ususally love having the tree and decorations up until New Year's Eve, so we can enjoy them for as long a possible. Since I'm always off on New Year's Day, I take that opprotunity to take everything down and clean. But this year, I was ready to start taking ornaments off the tree Christmas night. Maybe it was the nasty, sticky hot weather that turned me into a bit of a Scrooge this year.

As I was loading the third or fourth ornament into a box, I realized that my mom and dad were coming Saturday to do Christmas, so back on the tree the baubles went!

Xandra

Susan said...

Oh, this song is so powerful! I've enjoyed it this Christmas season.

Praise God for all the excellent music out there.

Happy New Year Linda!!!

PS My tree is down too...

Sita said...

Never heard it...but so loved the lyrics..powerful...a 'manger-throne'--an awesome image..thank u...have a Happy New Year!

Candace Jean July 16 said...

I love your song! And I'm totally with you on the "getting the tree down" thing (but feeling a bit guilty since I just got it up). Have a blessed day - I'm going to go peruse the rest of your blog now!

lambofHisflock said...

I adore this song, thank you for posting this beautiful video. It is overwhelming when we stop to think about what the Almighty God has done for us, sending His Son to us, to a humble human birth and life, to sacrifice His everything for us. Such love!

Shirley said...

Beautiful song - I really like Third Day and I have not heard this song before.
Thanks for sharing it!
Shirley

ktwalden said...

Loved it...I have a new song to add to my list of favorites!

Christina said...

I am the same way, in fact my tree is already down. I think part of it is that I put the thing up so early. The message though it something I never tire of hearing. Great song.

Sandy@ Jesus and Dark Chocolate said...

Great song and such a good message about cherishing the manger and the baby!

I usually keep our tree up until after the 1st, then I feel the same way you do! Get that "thing" out of here! LOL