I can’t help but think there is something different that we can do during this time of year to slow down and reflect. To allow ourselves to be present and ponder the deeper things in our lives. To pause from the busyness of the holidays and intentionally seek peace.
The Christmas story is the story of how God sees us, immerses into our world as a helpless child, contends for us and not against us, and restores us unto himself. This is exactly the story that we celebrate this season but it is also the story that we are called to inherit as our own and live into everyday.
Christmas is a season of joy, selflessness, and community. It is a time when we collectively realize that Emmanuel is here to liberate and save us. These themes are most evident in the songs we sing this time of year, making our Christmas bonus playlist ripe with celebration, hope, calls for peace, and openness. Enjoy with family and friends, let it be a soundtrack of glad tidings this holiday season.