Christmas is coming–
Ah yes, the music of Christmas. Let’s start with O Come, O Come Emmanuel.
This carol dates back more than a thousand years, written by some unknown monk, someone who understood both the Old and New Testaments. It explains how Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament prophesies of the Messiah.
Emmanuel means God with us. God-in-the-Tabernacle with the Israelites, God-in-the-manger at Christmas, God-on-the-cross at Easter, God-in-our-hearts today.
“O come, Thou Day-Spring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here.”