A friend posted a link to a song on YouTube yesterday that really got me thinking. I reposted the link, and a different friend commented, “It’s Christmas and Easter all wrapped up in one.”
That really got me thinking too!
The link (just click on the word link, and you will be off in YouTube land). And the lyrics (thanks to a Google search):
Follow the star to a place unexpected
Would you believe, after all we’ve projected,
A child in a manger?
Lowly and small, the weakest of all
Unlikeliest hero, wrapped in his mother’s shawl –
Just a child –
Is this who we’ve waited for? ’cause…
How many kings step down from their thrones?
How many lords have abandoned their homes?
How many greats have become the least for me?
And how many gods have poured out their hearts
To romance a world that is torn all apart
How many fathers gave up their sons for me?
Bringing our gifts for the newborn Savior
All that we have, whether costly or meek
Because we believe.
Gold for his honor, and frankincense for his pleasure
And myrrh for the cross he will suffer
Do you believe?
Is this who we’ve waited for?
All for me…
All for you…
For many, this season is all about Christmas. We decorate our houses, our yards, and our streets to reflect a celebration “fit for a king.” And we should! This time is all about Christmas. But it is also all about Easter. You cannot separate the two as they point to each other. When we celebrate the birth of Christ with joy, we also need to consider the sober reality that His whole life was an example for us and ultimately, as we remember on Easter, ended in death for us and then resurrection.
And what gifts are we bringing this king who has done this great thing for us? Have we stopped to consider this at all in the crazy, busy, hectic, and chaotic season?
Nothing I have to give is worthy of what He has done for me.
And He does not want just anything…He wants everything – all of me.