Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas from the Berkans!

Tonight we went to our Christmas Eve service. It was wonderful, as usual and I really enjoyed the music. When I got home, I realized that the one song was actually in my play list and I hadn't even realized it. It is by a very talented musician named Paul Brandt and his wife, Liz. I love some of these newer Christmas songs, especially when they emphasize that Christmas is not JUST about the birth of Christ...that is the miracle we celebrate but without His death and resurrection, His birth would have been just another miracle. Instead, it is the reason we can truly be free! The song was called Hands and I will leave you with the lyrics.

It is the greatest story ever told
The prince leaves the palace and his noble throne
To fight a battle for his subject's soul
The fate of the world in his royal hands

And it was an unlikely battle ground
With the cows and the sheep and the shepherds gathered round
As Mary held him her heart began to pound
The weight of the world in her baby's hands

Betrayed by the very hearts he came to save
Father forgive them, someone heard him say
Then like a gift, he gave his life away
Held out to the world with his nail-pierced hands

The hands that put the stars in place
Bound by hands he made

When people ask what Christmas means to me
I think of the prince upon that Christmas tree
I tell them about how his love set me free
When he changed my life with a touch of his hands

With his hands
~Paul & Liz Brandt
Have a Merry Christmas!

Until next time...

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