Malcolm reminded us that the lovely carols we sing mostly come from the Victorian era but there are four songs in the Bible that date back to the time of Jesus’ birth.
- Mary bursts into song – Luke 1 v 46-55. God has been mindful of her and His people.
- Zechariah’s song – Luke 1 v 68-79. His son John will give the people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of sins. John will point the way to Jesus.
- Choir of angels – Luke 2 v 14. The angels sing – glory to God and on earth peace to all on whom His favour rests.
- Simeon’s song – Luke 2 v 29-32. He was waiting for the promised Messiah to be revealed to him. “A light for revelation to the Gentiles.”
Our Christmas celebrations are a real expression of our thankfulness for what God has done for us. May there be a growing appreciation and excitement in our hearts this advent as we reflect on the birth of our Saviour and King.
Malcolm then shared with us an alternative Christingle. To hear a short recording of this part of the service, head to our sermons page.