Merry Christmas (and the gospel in a nutshell through a song)

As you finish up those last details before your Christmas celebrations tomorrow, won't you take a 6-minute break to watch a video of a song that beautifully summarizes why we're celebrating tomorrow?  What?  You have to assemble a doll house and finish mailing your Christmas cards too?  Well, then, at the very least, read these lyrics.  And, share them with someone on Facebook, through email or at tomorrow's festivities.

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

2 Corinthians 9:15

 

Sing along with the video here!

Merry Christmas!  Love, Wendy

 Fullness of Time

Lyrics and Music by Jody Killingsworth

From Adam’s rebellion to Moses’ good law, Death reigned the master of men; With all of creation, held under its claw, Awaiting redemption from sin. But when the law thundered in earthquake and fire, Weak as it was through our flesh, It could not help conquer our sinful desires, Only tightened the noose ‘round our neck.

Still, God remembered His mercy in wrath And promised a way of escape: A Lamb to be killed on the people’s behalf Would trample the head of the snake. But though we would offer our best to the fire, And rivers of blood would be spilt, This could not help with our sinful desires, Nor atone for the depth of our guilt.

Chorus When the fullness of time had come, God sent us His only Son, Born of a woman, born under law, So that He might a people redeem.        (x2)

With joy set before Him and love to display, He laid aside His great crown; To share in our nature as creatures of clay, He emptied Himself and came down: Lived like a servant without any home, Carried our sorrows and griefs, Was spit at, rejected, despised and alone; Accursed, He hung on a tree.

(Chorus)

Bridge No longer slaves, we were bought with a price; Adopted, delivered, we’re sons now with Christ. We stand in His righteousness dressed, To His righteousness freed!                         (x2)

(Chorus)

So that He might a people redeem.