Happy Christmas

I did say a few days ago I’d try and post again before Christmas. I was planning to write something intelligent and profound, but – well, actually, given it’s me you may be waiting a long time for that! I just wanted to post up a quick “Happy Christmas” to you.

At our carol service on Sunday night we sang “On Christmas night all Christians sing”, and I’d like to post up a couple of the verses from it:

Then why should men on earth be sad,
Since our Redeemer made us glad:
Then why should we on earth be sad,
Since our Redeemer made us glad:
When from our sin He set us free,
All for to gain our liberty.

When sin departs before Your grace,
Then life and health come in its place;
When sin departs before Your grace,
Then life and health come in its place;
Angels and men with joy may sing,
All for to see the newborn King.

It’s not a carol I sing very often, but it struck me this year: “Why should men on earth be sad, since our Redeemer made us glad: When from our sin He set us free… When sin departs before your grace, then life and health come in its place.”

I hope and pray this Christmas you may know the life and health which comes of the joy of knowing your sins forgiven and the freedom that comes from that. As Jesus said in John 8:35-36, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

Happy Christmas 🙂

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