December 22, 2014

 

Christmas involves Expectation, Preparation, Proclamation, and Fulfillment. This season is also one of Anticipation. This is the week of Christmas. What do you anticipate happening over these next three days before the 25th and in the year to come?

A Christmas Mix – Playlist 5
Monday, December 22 - Sunday, January 4

Who Comes This Night?, James Taylor
Silent Night, Citizens & Saints
You Gotta Get Up, Rich Mullins
Joy to the World, Hillsong
The Day after Christmas, Matthew West
All Year Long, Larnelle Harris
Don’t Save It All for Christmas Day, Avalon
The Family Tree, Dave Barnes
Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs, Michael English, Larnelle Harris, & Steve Green
He is Risen, Matt Maher
Amazing Grace, Sufjan Stevens
Jesus Loves Me, Michael Card
Joseph’s Lullaby, Mercy Me
All Who Are Thirsty, Kutless

Philippians 1:20
What Comes This Night?

When Paul wrote his friends in Philippi, he mentioned his “earnest expectation and hope” (1:20). He was in prison. Yet, he looked to better days ahead. If Christmas teaches us anything, it is to anticipate God’s better days for us.

Listen to Who Comes This Night? by James Taylor and consider how the baby born in a manger brings hope to all of us.