I was very blessed tonight to be able to baptize two of our kids: Keva and Johnny. Keva accepted Christ about a year and a half ago and Johnny did it back in August but we waited to have them baptized until they could understand a little better about what baptism means. This was the first time I had the opportunity to baptize anyone and I think I was more nervous about it than they were!
Hey everybody! It's been a super busy month between church and my job at the post office but I wanted to take a moment to thank you for stopping by and reading some of the stuff I've written or listen to some of my recordings.
At this time of the year, it is very easy to get caught up in all of the hustle and bustle and forget what the season is all about. Christmas is about God's gracious gifting of his one and only Son, Jesus. He has brought light into our darkness. He has revealed the true nature of the Father to us. He has shown us what love really means. He has redeemed us from our sin. He has taken on our humanity and forever united us with the triune God. He has overcome the gates of hell and the power of death. He has called us his friends and made us coheirs with himself.
I wrote this version of "Silent Night" a few weeks ago on a whim. As a father of four, I feel like sometimes we think of the birth of Christ in far too sterile a way. The birth of Jesus was not ideal but it was real. This song is a bit tongue in cheek and silly. My goal had been to re-record it with better quality but that's not going to happen before Christmas. I don't expect anyone to take the song seriously, but I do hope it makes you laugh. And after the laughter, maybe it will make you think beyond the simple picture of the manger scene to wonder what it really might have been like.
Merry Christmas to you all. God bless!