Spread His Love All Year
by Molly Shorter
Wow it's been a busy month of special music hasn't it? Each Sunday this month there's been special Christmas music and there's been special Christmas programs and services. I love so many things about the Christmas season! I love the music, the lights and decorations, the special gatherings with family and friends and giving gifts. I love sharing the love of Jesus through every part of the celebration.
Our special musical programs are all about celebrating our Savior and sharing His love with the world. We are so tuned in to that during the Christmas season - But what about the rest of the year? Shouldn't we be sharing the story of Christmas with others all throughout the year?
During this time of year, many people look for someone in need or a family in need and they gather gifts and take to them - But what about the rest of the year? Shouldn't we be aware of meeting the needs of the poor all throughout the year? It does seem like the joy of the Season spurs on us to do good for others - but what about the rest of the year? Hebrews 10:24 says, "And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works" (ESV).
Let's encourage one another to spread the love of Christmas, the love of Jesus, all throughout the year!
Now, you may have been scheduled to sing the special music the last Sunday in December. And you have chosen several different songs to possibly sing, just to hear someone else sing those songs throughout the month.
If you find yourself in that situation, I have a few songs to suggest to you. These are songs that may be a little more obscure but great songs to sing!
Also, many churches have New Year's Eve services. If you need a song for that I have a couple of suggestions also.
Christmas In Our Hearts by Downhere
Precious Lamb Of God by Beverly Crawford
The Glory by Jaci Velasquez - has key and background vocal options that makes it suitable for any voice
Pictures On Mantles by Russ Lee - another one that has key options and background vocal options
Lamb Of God by Twila Paris
I Will Trust In Christ by Lauren Talley - Good for a New Year's Eve service
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve by The Crist Family - another one that's perfect for that New Year's Eve service
Okay you are set. Check them out! Let's finish the year with beautiful music and let's spread the love of Jesus throughout the year!
Molly Shorter is full-time musician and worship leader in the service of her Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. She works with church musicians, giving them opportunities to develop and use their God-given musical gifts for His honor and glory.
Along with leading a large worship team, she is also a teacher to budding musicians, a playwright and theater director, a composer, and the writer of your enouragement here at Christwill Music.