Everywhere we go these wonderful days of December music is playing streaming the story of Christmas. Now, more than ever, it thrills my soul to hear the name 'Jesus' being proclaimed from speakers in malls, restaurants, gas stations, radio stations and outdoor walkways.
Music has the power to reach deep into the soul of the listener. God created it to glorify Him and as a mighty tool to help His children connect more deeply with Him. Like every other thing He created there is a counterfeit. So much of what is popular and applauded in the industry is just that... a counterfeit to what God intended. When the music that goes into our ears penetrates to our soul it can affect us in ways sometimes that is not easily identified. The effects can be to our benefit. Or not.
Hearing the tunes of Christmas helps us remember that our country really was founded on Judeo Christian values. In a time when so much of the airwaves is filled with happenings contradictory to those beliefs and principles it gives me great satisfaction to visit secular environments listening to words that give glory to the birth of My Dear Savior!
Note: Not that I'm a big fan of Carrie... I couldn't find the version I was seeking. Once you get past the introduction the message is worth a listen!