Reading: Isaiah 12
I’m a big fan of Christmas music. I own a whole collection of holiday albums which I listen to from Thanksgiving to Epiphany. There is such beauty in those carols.
As we begin to sing Christmas hymns in church each December, I am always amazed at how long many of these carols have been in existence. Many were written in the 13th, 14th, or 15th centuries. They have been handed down for generations.
Why did these hymns survive the test of time? I think it is because they were written to the Glory of God. They were written to praise God and spread the news of the birth of Jesus. Songs which are not written for God often fall by the wayside. But those written to honor God survive for a long time. –Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
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