Singing with the King @ Christmas (10)

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O Come All Ye Faithful

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning;
Jesus, to Thee be glory given;
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing.

O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,

O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

I remember Michael Card talking about the Christ, and explaining how it was difficult for the disciples to see Christ as God; but seeing Him as man, while He was standing 5 foot something in their midst, was easier. But for us, the opposite is true—seeing Him as God is more easily understood; but as Christ as man, it’s much more difficult.

I think that’s one of the reasons to celebrate His birth. It gives us a tangible and “In Time” beginning of One who is everlasting. And so in our hearts and in our minds we can come before Him, lying in a manger in a barn. We weep over the primitive surroundings of One who deserved so much more, and yet we weep over the lengths and depth He came to save us.

John chapter 1 reveals the author’s inspiration for this verse: And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14) But how is it we come to adore Him? How is it that we are faithful? John tells us in a few verses preceding this one: But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 1:12-13)

So for those who have been born of God, O come, let us adore Him.

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