Saturday, December 17, 2011

TSMSS - The Holiness of Christmas

I've always loved Christmas. But I'm discovering that the older I get, the less I enjoy the "clutter" of Christmas and the more I'm drawn to the holiness of Christmas. Most of the times as I have walked into stores this fall, I have literally felt repulsed by the excessive amount of stuff overflowing shelves as retailers clamor for business. I'm not a Scrooge by any means, but so much of what I see is just pointless, gimmicky junk. What a waste of time, energy, and money.

I love this new song by Matthew West, reminding us what really matters. Come back to The Heart of Christmas.

In the shadow of a steeple
In a star that lights the way
You can find Him in a manger
The heart of Christmas has a name

Don't miss it, the heart of Christmas

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I post this one every year, but it's just too good to skip! LOL

I had never paid much attention to this song until a few years ago, after I had been in a study of the Old Testament. Studying the Israelites and their struggles and captivities gave this beautiful song a whole new meaning. And one only has to turn on the news or at much of the world around us today to echo this prayer - "O Come, O Come Emmanuel."

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan's tyranny
From depths of Hell Thy people save
And give them victory o'er the grave
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.
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Tänia said...

Oh my... totally lost that comment. LOL! Okay... repost!

I am with you on this! I was sitting in my car yesterday, watching everyone rushing around, with scowls on their faces or so rushed they had no time to smile. I thought to myself, "What about the simplicity of Christmas? Remembering Jesus?" Maybe it is my age... or maybe it is my maturity... or maybe it is a long overdue attention grabber for me... but I really just want to savor the reason for Christmas.

Thank you for posting and now I will listen to the videos! ;)

Tänia of
Simply God's Girl

Pia said...

both songs are very nice but i like the second one a lot. everytime i hear that song, i feel like i'm drawn back to the time of Jesus. thanks for sharing! =)

Nana Jul said...

Both songs are great reminders to to slow down and remember the reason we celebrate! Great picks!
Thank you!

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

I agree about the commercialism, Linda. This is a great video by Matthew West. Praise God!

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