Friday, December 24, 2010

Inadequate words

It's Christmas Eve, and I've finally put my finger on what I've been thinking the past few weeks.  I'm a preacher.  I spend my days, my nights, my efforts to put into words the love, majesty, and truth of God.

Yet there are times when I cannot put into plain words, because words alone often lack the beauty and completeness to communicate what needs to be said.  Christmas is one of those times.  While I can find Scripture that says what needs to be said, my own words are too often inadequate.  It's a time and a celebration that needs music and enthusiasm.

So, while the angels say "Glory to God," we people need to sing it.  One of the other amazing things about Christmas is that it's possible to sing the message without truly believing it.  It's amazing to hear artists on the radio sing songs of the joy of Christ, of the birth of the King of Kings, and sound amazing doing it, and next week they'll be back to broken hearts, drinking, and whatever else. 

So, with thanks to various bloggers like Tim Challies, Justin Taylor, and Kevin DeYoung, who are some of the famous good bloggers that I read, I'm going to relink some of the Christmas music videos they've posted and a few others. (note: Challies, Taylor, and DeYoung are in no way affiliated with me, this blog, or these links, so don't go complaining to them about me.)

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