Sunday, December 12, 2010

Advent 3

Lessons and Carols! Today's readings were Genesis 3:9-15, 22:15-18; Isaiah 9:2, 6-7; Micah 5:2-5a; Luke 1:26-28, 2:1-16; Matthew 2:1-12; and John 1:1-14.

Music surrounds us, teaches us, tugs our heartstrings, permeates our psyches. The LORD tells us through His prophets to make music to Him - glorifying Him and edifying our brethren. Christmas carols, for example, teach Scripture. Four notable setting of Christmas-related Scripture:
  • Magnificat - Mary magnified the infant Lord while yet pregnant with Him.
  • Benedictus - Zechariah blessed God after John's birth.
  • Gloria in excelsis - angels proclaimed the good news to the shepherds.
  • Nunc Dimittis - Simeon prayed upon seeing the Christ-child.
Weigh your music by God's Word! Lies can be catch; the truth of Scripture is our norm, so steep yourself in musical settings of it. sing your Lord's praises at all times and in all places - join the Church choral!

Soli Deo gloria.

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