Your Daily Devotion From Doctor Tabor
“Glory to God in the highest,and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”
Sing His Glories
Music is a vital part of Christmas. From sacred hymns and carols to popular and historical favorites, almost everyone enjoys the sounds of the season. We go caroling to share our joy and holiday spirit with friends and neighbors. We download classics from beloved performers and tune in to radio stations devoted to playing nothing but Christmas music around the clock. We sing in choirs and perform classical cantatas and sacred music that has been sung for hundreds of years.
But none of it can compare to the sounds of the heavenly host as they announced the birth of Christ to the shepherds and rejoiced in songs of jubilation the likes of which have never been heard. We’re privileged to enjoy beautiful music this time of year and to use it to worship the birth of our newborn King.
Today, let the song in your heart emerge from your lips in praise of Christ’s birth!
Pray: “Father, thank you for the gift of music and the many wonderful carols, hymns, and songs that enhance this season of anticipation and celebration.”
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Your Daily Trivia Answer
Who had the first Christmas tree?
According to church legend, Martin Luther (1483-1546) was so moved by the beauty of the stars shining between the branches of a fir tree that he brought home an evergreen tree and decorated it with candles to share the image with his children, so was he the first person to decorate a Christmas tree? No, we have no proof of that. Nobody knows who the first to use a Christmas tree was but it may have been the Germans who made the first artificial Christmas trees out of dyed goose feathers.