Do You Hear What I Hear?

Music is part of Christmas celebrations everywhere – from the ridiculous to the magnificent.

For me, music has always been something that seems to go straight from my ears to my mind. I hear a few strains of a popular song from forty years ago and I can usually identify the title, the performer, and the words. It helped calm my fears and alleviate adolescent worries. It’s helped mend my teenaged broken heart, given me ways to express joy or sadness, and provided me years of entertainment.

It can somehow reach past the chaos of our emotions and soothe us. Often, it’s a profound message that we needed to hear.

What is the music of Christmas? Is it in the commercial songs played on radio stations around the world? Is it the hundreds upon thousands of church programs played out in small towns and large cities? Is it the boisterous voices of carolers gathered outside homes? Certainly, it can be all these things.

The true music of Christmas is how God speaks to us if we choose to hear Him. The glory revealed this one night can dramatically move us. Yet, hearing an awesome message once a year won’t do much the other three hundred and sixty-four days.

Hearing God isn’t just something we check off our to do list of how to grow spiritually. It can give us a supernatural peace and take us to new levels of understanding and blessings.

My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.

For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones. Then you will understand what is right and just and fair—every good path.

For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you. Proverbs 2:1-11, NIV

Christmas Blessings, Francine


    On 5:38 AM Cami said...

    This, and the touching story you sent, makes me think of "Silent Night." There have been many times a tune has lingered at the back of my mind, and when I bring it to the front, I find that God is speaking to me. He is the music.

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