Fav Christmas Music - Week 1
Almost all of us enjoy music during the Christmas season (as long as it doesn't start to early). For me, music has been a vehicle for personal meditation on the theological and thematic richness of the Messiah's birth. Every year I look forward to pressing play on several unique musical projects and individual songs that have impacted me over the years. Leading up to Christmas I'll share one of these resources each week with you!
Sovereign Grace's Prepare Him Room
album is one of my favorite newer Christmas albums. Several original songs on the album are full of biblical and theological beauty. The second song on the album, "He Who Is Mighty" reworks Mary's song of praise in the Magnificat of Luke 1:46-56. One of my favorite lines comes in the song, "Who Would Have Dreamed": "Who would have dreamed, or ever foreseen, that we could hold God in our hands?" "Prepare Him Room", the album's title track, presses on us the need to make space in our busy, self-focused lives for the Savior. I love the last verse of the song as it looks forward from Jesus' birth to his resurrection:
"Oh, our hearts, as busy as Bethlehem
Hear Him knock, don't say there's no room in the inn
Through the cradle, cross, and grave
See the love of God displayed
Now He's risen and He reigns
Praise the Name above all names!"
Listen to the album on Bandcamp
, or through the Youtube Playlist below: