With December being just hours away, here are two helpful ways you could prepare for the most significant birth in history.
Here’s a new online radio station that plays nothing but carols tin the run up to Christmas.
After every few carols they read a section of the nativity account from the Bible and share the good news the songs speak of.
I need little excuse to listen to those classic carols, but the aim is to tell others about Jesus, the Saviour King born 2,000 years ago, so don’t just keep it to yourself – this would be a great place to direct those we’re going to invite to carol services over the next few weeks.
You can also listen to the station through iOS and Android Apps available for free download.
With December just days away, here are two helpful ways you could prepare for the most significant birth in history.
John Piper has released a new revised version of his daily readings for advent, Good News of Great Joy which can be downloaded in a multitude of ebook formats for free. You can even can purchase a paperback version from amazon.co.uk for a small price, should you require.
Alternatively you can download Doug Wilson’s God Rest Ye Merry: Why Christmas is the Foundation of Everything from amazon for slightly less than it would cost you to watch Netflix for the month. And you know which one is more likely to help fill your heart with joy at the Word made flesh.
Christians, awake, salute the happy morn
whereon the Savior of the world was born.
Rise to adore the mystery of love
which hosts of angels chanted from above.
With them the joyful tidings were begun
of God incarnate and the virgin’s Son.
Then to the watchful shepherds it was told,
who heard th’angelic herald’s voice: “Behold,
I bring good tidings of a Savior’s birth
to you and all the nations on the earth.
This day has God fulfilled his promised word:
this day is born a Savior, Christ the Lord!”
Then may we hope, th’angelic throngs among,
to sing, redeemed, a glad triumphant song;
he that was born upon this joyful day
around us all his glory shall display;
saved by his love, incessant we shall sing
eternal praise to heav’n’s almighty King.
John Byrom (1692-1763)