Songs of Christmas
Music…it can move us, motivate us, even provoke us to action. Words and melody combine to bring laughter or tears, joy or sadness. Even quiet instrumental music in the background can calm jagged nerves.
Some of the most-loved music is connected with the Christmas season. Traditional carols help tell the story, and capture the hope and joy, of the miraculous birth of Jesus Christ 2,000 years ago that turned the world upside-down. As we sing some of those beautiful and meaningful songs in our December worship assemblies, we will also focus on other “Songs of Christmas.” These are not traditional carols, but words of wonder and joy spoken by people like Mary, Zechariah, and Simeon (all found in the gospel of Luke, chapters 1 and 2).
Join us at RiverWalk Church of Christ, beginning December 8th, as we share “Songs of Christmas.”
December 15 – Zechariah’s Song
(Luke 1:5-25; 57-66)
With Zechariah’s song, God breaks 400 years of silence with his people and unfolds a plan of hope and redemption that includes the birth of a child who will prepare the way for the Messiah. It’s also the answer to a lifetime of prayer by this aging couple for the blessing of a child of their own. Through the birth of John the Baptist, God answers the personal prayers of this couple, as well as the prayers of a nation for the Messiah. Zechariah’s song broke his own nine month silence as he waited for the birth of his son, John.
Tuesday, December 10