December’s Song

As we enter this Christmas season, join us as we humbly pause to honor God for the unspeakable gift of His Son, Jesus Christ, Son of David, Messiah, King.

During this month of December, many of the posts on will be filled with music — a great and joyful way of preparing to honor the birth of Christ Jesus, Our King! 

It’s hard to comprehend the depth of His love, of the One Who came to die for us that we might live.  Equally astonishing is the simplicity of receiving this gift of His sacrifice — salvation from our sins — by those who acknowledge their need of it:

Simply admit your need of Him, and then, accept His saving grace.

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”  (Romans 3:23)

But “…God…

“…so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world,
but that the world through Him might be saved.”  (John 3:16-17)

Sometimes words can escape us in describing our gratitude for such a salvation; but music can help bridge that gap of expression, as our spirits rise up and soar to praise and exult His holy name.

So, enjoy with us this mysterious gift (and blessing) of music as we praise Him together, allowing it to draw us ever closer to His throne of grace. And, be blessed as you listen to the songs that honor and praise Him during this joyous season.

God bless you….and Merry Christmas!

For music, click below:
O Come, O Come Emmanuel

No Room

No Room / Have You Any Room for Jesus?

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No room
Only a manger of hay
No room
He is a Stranger today
No room
Here is His world turned away
No room
No room

Angels in heaven up yonder
Watch with amazement and wonder
To see the SON of the HIGHEST treated so

No room
Here in the hearts of mankind
No room
No cheery welcome to find
No room
Surely the world is blind
No room
No room

John Peterson, 1958, 1967

Have you any room for Jesus,
He Who bore your load of sin?
As He knocks and asks admission,
Sinner, won’t you let Him in?

Room for Jesus, King of glory!
Hasten now His word obey.
Swing your heart’s door widely open,
Bid Him enter while you may.

Room for Jesus, King of glory!
Hasten now His word obey.
Swing your hearts door widely open,
Bid Him enter while you may.
Bid Him enter while you may.

Words by: Unknown Music by C.C. Williams

Why We Need a Savior

(This is a slightly edited re-post from years gone by that is still pertinent today.)

The Great Flood; the Tower of Babel; Abraham’s Appeal for Sodom…. What do they have in common?

Years ago, I recall being incredibly impressed and moved when I learned that after thousands of years, the land of Israel became home, once again, to the Jewish people who had been dispersed throughout the world for centuries.  What spoke to me then even more deeply, was that not only was I living after this return to Israel, but also, that this return is a major fulfillment of Bible prophecy….part of significant prophecy set to precede the Lord’s return. (Ezekiel 39:27-29; Amos 9:13-15; Jeremiah 31.10; Ezekiel 37: 21; Matthew 24:32-34, to name a few).  Do we fit into the interpretation of “this generation” in Matt. 24:34?

Subsequently, I’ve become more and more attentive to happenings in our world, and have taken note of some of the phenomenal events occurring in our day.  Here are a few in random order:

  • Take for example, the Internet: the World Wide Web.  One of my first impressions of this game changing resource was its similarity to the Biblical story of the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11) – an attempt at a “one world language”…which is how I perceive the Internet today. (Fortunately, this tool can and is being used in God-glorifying ways.)

  • Also, as in the days of Noah (Genesis 6-9) we witness, today, first hand, the constant downgrading of man’s aspirations and behavior. The end of that story tells us what happened then.

  • And more recently, the lifestyle of man in Sodom and Gomorrah recorded in Genesis 18-19, (about which heavy-hearted Abraham pleaded with God), has now been sanctioned by the leaders of the free world. See this Biblical story’s outcome (Genesis 19).

The point that stands out to me is that the time span between each of these Bible stories was many years before the next. And each of the events in the stories was harshly judged by God.  The astonishing part, to me, is that today all three of the events are being repeated simultaneously!  That gets my attention!

Our God is the same, yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). If He judged mankind then in Biblical days, can we not only expect that He will do the same again?  If that be true, then what do we do?

The wisest response is to make sure we are right with God, which is simple to do, if you haven’t done so already:

  • Simply talk to God and admit that you have sinned, and ask Him to forgive you for your sins. (Roman 3:23).  He is willing to forgive our sins.

  • Ask Jesus to come into your heart, believing that He died for you. (John 3:16-17).  God proved His love when He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to earth to die on the cross for the sins of each and every one of us, thus taking on the penalty that was due us.

  • Ask Jesus to be the Lord of your new life, (2 Corinthians 5:17), and to guide you through His Holy Spirit to help you live a life that honors Him. In doing so, you will find the life that God designed and planned for you.

As you begin your new life with Jesus, read about Him in the Bible.  A good place to start is in the book of John.  Also, seek out a church that believes the Bible is God’s Word, and join them in worshipping Him.

One Small Child

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One small Child in a land of a thousand
One small dream of a Savior tonight
One small hand reaching out to the starlight
One small Savior of Life

One king bringing his gold and riches
One king ruling an army of might
One king kneeling with incense and candlelight
One King bringing us life

See Him lying, a cradle beneath Him.
See Him smiling in the stall.
See His mother praising His Father.
See His tiny eyelids fall.

One great light that is breaking the darkness
One great love, that a message of hope
One great gift from the hand of the Father
One small Child for the world to know

See the shepherds kneeling before Him.
See the kings on bended knee.
See the mother praising the Father.
See the blessed Infant sleep.

One small Child in a land of thousand
One small dream of a Savior tonight
One small hand reaching out to the starlight
One small Savior of life

David Meece – 1971

What Child is this?

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What Child is this Who lay to rest,
On Mary’s lap is sleeping?
Whom angels greet with anthem sweet,
While shepherds watch are keeping.

This this is Christ, the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing:
Haste, haste to bring Him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary!

While lies He in such mean estate,
Where ox and ass are feeding?
Good Christians, fear; for sinners here
The silent Word is pleading.

This this is Christ, the King,
Whom shepherds watch and angels sing:
Haste, haste to bring Him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary!

So bring Him incense, gold, and myrrh,
Come rich and poor to own Him,
The King of kings salvation brings;
Let loving hearts enthrone Him.

This, this is Christ, the King,
Whom shepherds watch and angels sing:
Haste, haste to bring Him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary!

William C. Dix, 1837-1898