On the sixth day of Christmas, Christ revealed to me: every mouth singing songs to honor thee.
The hollowness of the Keller Auditorium resounded with the sounds of over 3,000 voices – deep, humming altos mingling with the delicate strains of sopranos.
From my chair high up in the second balcony, my chest vibrated with the bass of the accompanying symphony. The notes swirled together and traveled from the pit of the orchestra to the tops of the ceiling, where not a soul could escape the music and message proclaimed below.
“O come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant. O come ye, o come ye, to Bethlehem.”
The older woman to my right, glasses falling towards the tip of her nose, lowered her head and nodded. I imagine the words escaping her mouth were ones of Joy, singing of her excitement for the coming of Christmas day – the birth of Christ.
The children in front me, who minutes before were throwing elbows back and forth, now sat in stillness. Their young voices were loud and carried over the sounds of their grandparents who sat next to them. These sounds, to me, were strong and triumphant. Did they know that Christ was born to take away their sins? Did their tender childhood spirits know that they have a Father in heaven who loves them, and that when we, as His children, are faithful, He promises us everlasting life?
The whole auditorium sang, “Come and behold him, born the King of Angels.”
I’m guessing that even though these some-3,000 people were attending a Christmas concert, singing songs about the birth of Jesus, not all of them were Christians, and for those who were, not all of them are living out the love He unconditionally pours onto us.
But at Christmastime we sing. We sing to Him. We sing Him praise.
Maybe some of those that sing don’t know Him yet, but maybe they will, because they stopped and really listened to the words coming out of their mouths which espouse the adoration of the Savior who gave His life so that they may live.
“Come let us adore Him. O, come let us adore Him. Come let us adore Him, Christ, the Lord.”
This season, let us sing with sounds that spread the Joy of His birth, for His coming is truly the best gift we receive.