Thursday, December 14, 2006

Songs of the Season

Everywhere I go these days I hear Christmas music playing overhead. It's in the malls and grocery stores. I love the fact that the celebration of the birth of Christ has become so familiar to us that it is background noise. Some of us know those songs without even knowing where we heard them.

I also feel as though I am living in two time zones. At Church on Sundays, we are still in the mood of anticipation. We are still in the Season of Advent until Christmas. So, to bridge the gap, I have written a song for the Season of Advent. With all due respect to the composer and every recording artist who has covered the tune, you may sing these words to "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas."

It’s beginning to look a lot like Advent --
John in camel’s hair.
He’s been living with snakes so long
that vipers he’s begun

with publicans and sinners to compare.

Some people thought John could be Messiah --
No – he was aware
of the One who was to come --
and Jesus was his name --
to gather people in from everywhere.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Advent --
Jesus Christ will come.
We have only to await
and he’ll decide our fate.
He’s the holy One.
He’s the powerful One.

Food for thought with only eleven shopping days left before Christmas.

Pastor Linda
The Rev. Linda McCloud
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek

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