My reflection today￼:
“In offices and throughout stores, it sounds – the joyful music of Christmas. We play our own favorite songs while wrapping packages, decorating the tree, opening gifts. The atmosphere is contagious. In rehearsed programs or spontaneous fun, people join their voices together to echo the harmonies of Christmas. In these musical efforts holiday warmth excites our hearts.
On that first Christmas morning, the angels filled the earth with glorious song. Even the shepherds joined them to proclaim what they had seen and heard concerning Jesus on that ‘silent, holy night￼￼’. We continue the joyful harmonies today as we lift our hearts and our voices to ‘sing￼ in exultation; come… adore him.’￼
Some Christmas music, like ‘Jingle Bells,’ is fun-filled, other music is faith filled. As we hear music and songs everywhere this time of year, can we listen for the story they tell of Jesus? Can we pray the words as we sing some popular hymn or song?”￼ – Terrance Schneider￼￼
Unfortunately many of us will not be out in the stores hearing the music but we can listen to Christmas music in our cars or at our home. The only concerts we were here will be virtually. ￼Let these songs remind us of the true meaning of Christmas.