CITIZENSHIP

DAY 20

CITIZENSHIP

Many believers are concerned about the state of Christmas.  Each year, secularist expunge more and more of Christ from the holiday.  We are told we must now say, “Seasons Greetings,” lest we offend other people’s religious or nonreligious sensibilities.  Schools now take a winter a break and not a Christmas break.  The call from many Christians is that we need to put Christ back in Christmas.  If that is truly what we are fighting for, then the battle is lost.  Christ was not born into the world to be relegated to a holiday.  He was born into the world so that he could come to dwell in the hearts of those who would believe.

“O Come All Ye Faithful” is a call to the faithful to come and give adoration to Christ the Lord.  The world does not need a holiday with Christ in it.  It needs to come and adore the One born of the virgin, the Son of God.  This song is a call to the “citizens of heaven above” to come and adore him.  Paul says in Philippians 3:20-21

  “But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.”

 I cannot control how people celebrate this holiday we call Christmas, but I can control how I celebrate it.  I will heed the call of the song and “come and adore him, Christ the Lord.”   He is my Savior and my citizenship is in his kingdom.  There I heed his call.

This Advent season, remember that your citizenship is above.  Come and adore the King!

 

Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful

 Oh, come, all ye faithful,
Joyful and triumphant!
Oh, come ye, oh, come ye to Bethlehem;
Come and behold him
Born the king of angels:
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Christ the Lord.

Highest, most holy,
Light of light eternal,
Born of a virgin,
A mortal he comes;
Son of the Father
Now in flesh appearing!
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Christ the Lord.

Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God
In the highest:
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Christ the Lord.

Yea, Lord, we greet thee,
Born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be glory given!
Word of the Father,
Now in flesh appearing!
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Christ the Lord.

 

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