We at our home have started playing Christmas songs. There is something about Christmas time and music. It feels you with excitement and joy. I have always wondered what was it likeon that night while shepherds were in the field, there shone around them glory of the Lord and the angel shared good news of Jesus birth. Later we read there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying ( singing),
“ Glory of God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
I believe this was one of the most melodious music fell into the ears of Shepherd. Shepherds in the middle-east/ east have always played music (pipe or flute )or sang songs while grazing flocks. It must have been a treat for weary shepherds to hear heavenly music with the message of hope and joy.
Think about the message of the music and songs. Share and sing Christmas songs/hymns of hope, joy and peace with your family, friends, and even with foes! People need to hear music of hope and joy in the midst of fear and despair.
At Jesus’ Second coming, we know one of the musical instruments that will be sounded. This will be a very different sound/music.
“For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.” I Thessalonians 4:16
Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Mathew 24:30-31
Enjoy your Christmas music and Anticipate the trumpet sound at any moment. Christ is coming soon! And then we will be singing a new song and play new music (Revelation 5:9-14 ) only if we have truly accepted the message of angels’s Christmas music as did the shepherds.
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might
and honor and glory and blessing!”
Read this news:
Indianised bible creates waves
KOCHI: An ‘Indianised’ Bible with references to the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Manusmriti and drawings of a turbaned Joseph and sari-clad Mother Mary with baby Jesus in her arms, is making waves in Kerala. This is an attempt to make contextual reading and understanding. The text of the Bible is the accepted Catholic version, whose interpretations are made with an Indian cultural perspective.
This is an another attempt by Catholic Church in India to become more acceptable religion in India. What a shameful incidence! The Bible has nothing common with Hindu religious books like Upanishad or Bhagvad Gita. Any attempt to to make it contextual is totally unprofitable. It is rewriting of Scripture which is a sacrilege act and attempt to dilute its message which is a profane act.
This is what makes Catholic Church a non Christian compromised religious institute.