Friday, December 17, 2004

Merry Christmas to all who visit my blog...

I'll be taking a break from my blogging for the next couple of weeks as my family and I head to Texas to spend the Christmas holidays with my mom, my son and his wife, my sister and her family, and my brother's wife and daughters.

My sincere wish is for all of you to have a blessed Christmas. I pray you'll take the time to reflect on the import and wonder of Jesus' birth!

One song that never fails to underscore that message in my heart is Chris Rice's beautiful "Welcome to Our World."

Here are the lyrics, copied from this site. (For a sound clip of Chris playing the song on his The living Room Sessions Christmas CD, go here.)

"Welcome to Our World"

Tears are falling, hearts are breaking
How we need to hear from God
You've been promised, we've been waiting
Welcome Holy Child
Welcome Holy Child

Hope that you don't mind our manger
How I wish we would have known
But long awaited Holy Stranger
Make yourself at home
Please make yourself at home

Bring your peace into our violence
Bid our hungry souls be filled
Word now breaking Heaven's silence
Welcome to our world
Welcome to our world

Fragile finger sent to heal us
Tender brow prepared for thorn
Tiny heart whose blood will save us
Unto us is born
Unto us is born

So wrap our injured flesh around You
Breathe our air and walk our sod
Rob our sin and make us holy
Perfect Son of God
Perfect Son of God
Welcome to our world--Chris Rice

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