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The Magic of Christmas

ornamentsThanksgiving is over, and all the decorations are coming out.  Colored lights on houses, green wreaths, nativity displays in people’s yards.  We put our Christmas tree up on Sunday and the whole house just feels different…less ordinary, and more magical. When I pass by those colored lights and beautiful ornaments (some I’ve had since I was a child) I can’t help but smile to myself. No, the tree is not a biblical tradition, and neither are the lights and decorations.  Even so, I confess that I love them all.  Christmas is by far my favorite holiday, and it has nothing to do with the anticipation of material gifts.  It has everything to do with the knowledge that HE is coming–and I don’t mean Santa Claus.

There is a lot going on in the world that I’m not too thrilled about.  Reading the daily news, it is easy to go into a funk and feel both helpless and hopeless over things that are beyond my control.  So I’d like to spend December focusing on the positive–on what makes the season special–and share that with my readers.

Today I’m sharing one of my favorite Christmas songs.  This is usually the first one my family plays when we break out the Christmas music.  It’s not one of the traditional carols, but a new song from CCM artist Down Here.  This version I found is them singing live for a radio station, and it sounds every bit as amazing as the studio recorded version.  Maybe it’s just me, but does the lead singer sound a lot like Freddie Mercury from Queen?  I’ve included the lyrics below the video for anyone who wants to read them.  This song really gets to the heart of why we celebrate the season, and why the God we worship is so unique and amazing.

Follow the star to a place unexpected
Would you believe, after all we’ve projected,
A child in a manger?
Lowly and small, the weakest of all
Unlikeliest hero, wrapped in his mother’s shawl – Just a child – Is this who we’ve waited for? ’cause…

How many kings have stepped down from their thrones?
How many lords have abandoned their homes?
How many greats have become the least for me?
And how many gods have poured out their hearts
To romance a world that is torn all apart
How many fathers gave up their sons for me?

Bringing our gifts for the newborn Savior
All that we have, whether costly or meek
Because we believe.
Gold for his honor, and frankincense for his pleasure
And myrrh for the cross he will suffer
Do you believe?
Is this who we’ve waited for?

Only one did that for me
All, all for me…
All for you…

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About weavingword

Allison D. Reid is a Christian Fantasy author with a fondness for Medieval history. Her first published series, the Wind Rider Chronicles, embraces traditional fantasy elements but is also infused with deeper spiritual themes. The first two books in the series, "Journey to Aviad" and "Ancient Voices: Into the Depths" can be found at Amazon and other online book retailers. "Journey to Aviad" is now FREE. Visit http://allisondreid.com/books-2/ to learn more.

One comment on “The Magic of Christmas

  1. Andrea Lundgren
    December 2, 2015

    That’s such a good song. It makes me tear up, usually. Such a reminder of all it cost, and yet He did it anyways.

    Liked by 1 person

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