Reading: Jeremiah 37: 7-14 (Click to read text)
Reflection: Singing is a big part of my Advent and Christmas celebration. I love the music this time of year. I'm always anxious when we hit November to get out my Christmas CDs and fill the iPod with my Christmas playlists. I do try to wait until after Thanksgiving to start playing them, though. I don't want to rush the season!
Christmas music is one way that I feel we can spread the good news of Jesus' birth. There are so many hymns and songs that are played on the radio that share the story with others. So many of the carols we hear this time of year are so familiar that we can sing them without words.
Jeremiah reminds us that we should sing aloud with gladness. It is this time of year that perhaps we do that the most. I know I'll be singing to the tunes of the season in my car until Epiphany is here! --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Watch this video from Handel's New Young Messiah.
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