Friday, November 28, 2008

The Song of Christmas

Isaiah 60:1-3 (New International Version)
1 "Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.
2 See, darkness covers the earth
and thick darkness is over the peoples,
but the LORD rises upon you
and his glory appears over you.
3 Nations will come to your light,
and kings to the brightness of your dawn.
I drive home through the dark night. The beautiful music of Kevin Ramessar's Acoustic Christmas Album fills the warm bubble of my car. Each note is plucked with skill, clear and pure. The notes surround me, dancing about my ears; familiar Christmas carols woven into new cloth of gold. The CD arrived today at work, one for each of us, a gift from our CEO, and Kevin Ramessar. I am so grateful.
The world is stirring with preparations. Christmas is afoot.
Today plans for our biggest party begin to take shape; posters made and sent out by email; talk of skits and songs and merriment gathering momentum.
Some friends and I are planning a simple evening of music close to Christmas, with viola, piano and violin, perhaps a guitar and definitely some voices. Our friendship and common love of music, God and simplicity, makes our preparations joyful, exciting and filled with anticipation. There will be children and adults sharing music and it will usher Christmas to our hearts. Some of the children wanted to sell tickets for one or two dollars and give the money to an orphanage in Africa with which they have a connection. I love the heart of the children who want to use their gift of music to bless other children in a land far, far away.
My heart is singing the song of Christmas.
Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

1 comment:

Night Owl said...

Dear Belinda,
It sounds exciting. :) It's certainly keeping my spirits up during the stressful end of term season.
I think it's a great idea to sell tickets and give the money to an orphanage in Africa!
Love, Night Owl