SONGS OF THE SEASON – JOY TO THE WORLD


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SONGS OF THE SEASON
JOY TO THE WORLD
 

12/17/2017

In 1719 an English Pastor, Isaac Watts, wrote a famous
collection called The Psalms of David, Imitated in the
Language of the New Testament.

 
Joy to the world, the Lord has come!
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare Him room
And Heaven and nature sing
And Heaven and nature sing
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing
 
Luke 2:8-12 – There is something unique in v.11 that you
do not want to miss. Nowhere else in the entire Bible will
you find the three words Savior, Christ, and Lord together
in one verse.
 
The second line of the first stanza says, Let earth receive
her King. Jesus Christ came to be King of all nations,
tribes, and tongues.
 
The next and final line we want to consider is, “Let every
heart prepare Him room.”
 
A part of the mystic of the Christmas story is when Mary
and Joseph cannot find a place to stay.

There was no room in the Inn. Finally, they land in a
stable, a barn, probably a cave like structure.

 
The sad reality is that today we still wrestle with this same
problem.
 
You and I, as Kingdom messengers, are not called to
simply show up once-in- a-while, we are called to make
room for Him.

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