Oh come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant!
Well the joyful part I get. There is so much joy surrounding the birth of a baby. And what a special baby whose birth we celebrate each Christmas. But triumphant? Isn't that a bit much? Didn't Christ teach us to be humble?
According to the dictionary, to be triumphant is to celebrate "a complete and thoroughly decisive victory." Is that what we are celebrating with the birth of Jesus?
Well, yes, we are.
In giving his son, God has defeated for all time the hold sin and death had on us. It is a complete and thoroughly decisive victory. We the faithful have every reason to sing with joy. And we the faithful need to come to God's house to celebrate this great thing that God has done.
So come all ye faithful. Come let us adore him, Christ the Lord.
Merry Christmas to our church family