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Monday, 16 December 2013

A Christmas Carol for the Soul - video Aimee Jean

I do love singing. I even remember singing to my father when he was sick as he lay on the couch in the living room. Being about 10 yrs old at the time, I’m sure I would have sung him a carol or two. I stationed myself on a chair  and proceeded to sing, checking after every verse, “Do you feel better now, dad?” He kindly assured me he did. 
Anyone who has heard me sing will feel a little sense of pity for my father as let’s just say, singing is not my talent. I’m the one who is always off pitch and when all is deadly silent bleats out a note which is all wrong, my kids are endlessly entertained by my inability to hold to the right key or to the right timing.
Now at 40+++ yrs, I have added feeling emotional when a particular piece of music moves me deeply in my soul. Yes, the children and husband are constantly amused but come on, I’m sure there are others of you out there who do the same. Aren’t there??? Anywhere ???
Now, I’m NOT deeply moved JUST because I’m tired from the weeks’ pressures which can at times overwhelm me, (no it is NOT menopause!!!). Equally it’s NOT JUST because the voice of the singer is awesome although that helps.
It is really the WORDS!!! The TRUTH of the WORDS, SUNG and then the Holy Spirit directs these truths straight to my soul. (Hebrews 4: 12)
Take for example the beautiful carol “What Child is this?” sung amazingly from verse 3 with descant, by the very gifted Aimee- Jean, who kindly allowed me to video her rehearsal. What are the truths that bring healing to my soul as I reflect on Christmas?
1.     What child is this that Mary holds? – “Christ the King”, “the Word of God made flesh", it's Jesus.(Luke 2:11, John 1:14)
2.     “Nails and spears pierce Him through”, so that I can be forgiven forever by Jesus blood shed on the cross. God loves even me. (John 19: 17-37)
3.     “Let loving hearts enthrone Him” – Yes, I do love Jesus and with the help of the Holy Spirit, I do daily choose to turn from any path that does not lead to Him. I do want Him to be King over my life. (Revelation 19: 6- 10)
4.     “Joy, joy”  - Jesus is the only One who brings eternal forgiveness and peace into my life. My security and identity comes from being loved by God. His love for me is real and unbreakable, (Romans 8:38)

Please sing along to verse 3 of the Christmas carol “What Child is this?” with me.

What is it that Gods’ Holy Spirit is saying to your soul? 

                            HAVE A BLESSED AND SAFE CHRISTMAS