Not only does this Carol bring good warm feelings around the Christmas season, but it has deep theology as well. Where is your hope? Where are you placing your hope from God? Are you living circumstantially, for your own pleasures, or do you place your hope in something greater? God is our glory and hope, and our hope and faith come from him. Don’t let yourself get caught up in the materialism of the season, rather, let your heart find hope in God’s good glorious son, Jesus Christ.
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The women go to the tomb of Jesus to prepare his body with spices, and they find the stone rolled away, the tomb empty and angels approach. The angels said, “Jesus is not here. Why do you look for the living among the dead?” What did you expect to happen? Jesus wasn’t expected to die, and then once dead, Jesus wasn’t expected to come back to life. How does your life relate to the resurrection of Jesus from the dead? You no longer need to live a “dead” existence. You can have life today, with the same power God gave to raise Jesus from the dead.
As Joseph thought about leaving his pregnant fiancee, the angel brought some things to mind in order to redirect the plan of God. Sometimes when you think things aren’t going the way you’d want them to go, God reaches into our heart and speaks right to us. Pour your heart out in worship of Jesus this Christmas and follow the ways of God.
When the Wisemen came bearing gifts for our Lord, they encountered King Herod, who asked them why they had traveled. Their response was, “We have come to worship Him who was born King of the Jews.” – Matthew 2:2. What is your response when you worship the Lord? Arms raised high, and hands open to the King of kings, is a natural response. Join us as we understand why we lift our hands.