Music is so contagious, isn’t it? You don’t even know you have caught it until you find yourself singing in the shower, humming in the car, or tapping your feet to the song in your brain. We all know the frustration of getting an annoying song stuck in your head. Music has the power to change your mood in an instant. Certain songs evoke memories of your first love, your past, leave you with a lump in your throat, or with a smile on your face. Married folks say to a certain song, “Hey, that’s our song.” Music evokes such emotion and feeling at Christmas it is almost impossible not to sing. I see people singing at Christmas who are silent mutes in the pew for the rest of the year. We sing Christmas carols, and it just feels good to sing them. Christmas is for singing. It is for rejoicing and praising and worshipping God. The angels sang at the birth of Jesus, and we have been singing ever since. When you get overwhelmed with the goodness of God like the angels, we sing with joy. And with the songs of Christmas, hearts get connected to the heart of God. I invite you this Christmas to sing with the angels. Live a life of joyful music, songs, worship, and praise. It is amazing how your perspective on life can change when you are singing the songs of God.
– Dr. Tim Thompson