I just couldn't wait to share this with you all, and there really isn't a better time than now to share it. A few weeks ago, in the midst of the Advent tension of waiting, I couldn't contain myself anymore. A Christmas song burst out of me! "O, glory in the Heights, for Christ is born!" Well, today is the day we get to fully celebrate His birth. The angels rejoice in songs of praise. But not only is the celebration happening in the heavens, peace has come to every man on earth, and so the church bells ring. Yet it doesn't end there. The Incarnation of Christ demands a response from everyone. Every man, without exception, says "yes" or "no" to Jesus. What will be your response? Will you come to Bethlehem and see the newborn King? If so, what will be your offering? My encouragement to you on this most wonderful of days is to give everything to Jesus. Everything.

I hope you are as blessed hearing this song as we were blessed singing it last night. Here is our Christmas gift to you: "Glory in the Heights."

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The young ladies you hear singing, Charlotte and Cidney, are about the age Mary was when she gave birth to Jesus. Earlier in the service they each sang a special song about the Blessed Virgin. It was very moving to hear their childlike (early teenage) voices and visualize what Mary might have looked like as we all worshiped her Holy Child together.

(painting: "Glory to God in the Highest" by Tom duBois)

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