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Rev. Chris Christenson: Keep Christ in Christmas

December 14, 2018

A people that in darkness sat, they sat, they cried

Darkness consumes and sin corrupts, they sat, they died

Oh, the sorrow, with all sin’s shame

Without the Lord, without the Light, just death remains (Isaiah 9:1-5)

On those living in the dark, has dawned the Light

The Prince of Peace, Immanuel, is born this night

Oh, the wonder, with salvation’s name

The angels sang of God’s good news, the night Jesus came

O, Holy Night, the strength for our days

O, Holy Night, the Light of God’s way (Isaiah 9:6,7)

Even though the King of kings, a trough his bed,

No crown of gold, no finer things, a crown of thorns instead

The Man of Sorrows, with joy in his pain

The nails, the spear, the cross, his death is why, Jesus came

On that glorious night, the strength for our days

O, Holy Night, the Light of God’s way (Isaiah 53:3-6)

Rejoice, rejoice for now his Light, it shines for you (John 8:12)

He is the Word of God made flesh, full of grace and truth (John 1:14)

Away with sorrows, he bore sin’s shame

So that you would believe and live is why Jesus came (John 20:31)

On that glorious night, the strength for our days

O, Holy Night, the Light of God’s way

The Light that still shines today (Chris Christenson © 2014)

Please look up the Bible references and use them for your devotions. Join us to rejoice in the fact that Jesus the Light of the world was born at Christmas. Join us to rejoice that the Light of Christ shines in our hearts, believing that Jesus broke through the shame of sin and darkness of death. Come and rejoice with us and celebrate that Holy Night when Jesus came. Keep Christ in Christmas!

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