“Christmas Carol” I typed in the Google search engine. What I came up with was a lists of so called carols which have little or nothing to do with the real meaning of Christmas. They are only ditties about some elf in a red suit and a warm fuzzy feeling that is more commercial than real.
I’m so glad I grew up listening to Mrs. Morris signing “Oh Holy Night” on Christmas eve at St. Paul’s in Port Dover. I am so thrilled I know every Christmas song in the church hymn book. I am delighted, and honored I get to sing a few of them with a friend in church this week.
The next generations will know some joy of Christmas but they cannot ever understand, unless they happened to be brought up in church, the holiness and the tingle of the faith that rises in the hearts of believers when we hear those ancient songs. They will not know the magic feeling of the anointing of God as it flows through the voices of worshipers. Real carols are about worship not snowmen.
I miss the music of Christmas on the radio. Every song is about Santa and snow but there is scarce a real “carol” in the bunch.
I get it. I really do. I don’t want to offend people either but when do we who are Christians get to be the ones who people aren’t offending?
(I’m entitled to one rant a season, right?)
Listen to this and see if you feel the moving of the Great Spirit. Turn it up and allow faith to wrap you in it’s warmth.