Keeping The Beautiful Christmas Carols Of Christmas

By Ralphine Major

Are you listening?  “Silent Night.”  Do you hear them?  “Away in a Manger.”  Christmas carols.  In many ways, the Christmas carols open the Christmas season for us.  I have fond memories as a youngster of meeting at the church to go caroling.  It was always fun to go by various homes, stand outside the front door, and sing out the glorious words of the carols.  Caroling is a simple but personal way to share the spirit of Christmas.  Afterwards, it was a treat to meet back at the church for fellowship and hot chocolate.

In church services, Christmas carols help to prepare our hearts for worship.  Recently, a generational divide seems to have pushed aside many of the timeless carols along with the inspirational stories behind them.  As we enter this holy season celebrating the birth of Christ, may you and your loved ones be blessed by these beautiful hymns that have withstood the test of time.  Whether singing the carols during church worship; making memories around the Christmas tree; or making a joyful noise around the piano, may you and those with you find joy, peace, hope, and love in those classic songs we call “Christmas carols.”  Those who wrote the words and music had often endured great hardships which inspired them to share their innermost thoughts and feelings.  Their messages have sustained us for hundreds of years.  May we never stop singing them.  “Sleep in heavenly peace.”

Words of Faith: “Delight yourself in the LORD, And He will give you the desires and petitions of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 (AMP).