He Is Come.
Christmas season is the most beautiful of all the seasons and is my absolute fav. I love everything about it, especially the music. Seriously, I start playing Christmas music on November 1.
Also, it should be important to note that I am one of those people who will sing incorrect lyrics to a song as if they’ve been right all along. And then if I learn the right lyrics, I’ll usually just decide that my lyrics are better and keep going with it. #FakeItTilYaMakeIt
One song in particular that I’ve sung wrong for FOREVER is “Joy to the World.”
Joy to the World, the Lord IS come | Let earth receive her King...
Now I don’t know about y’all, but I have ALWAYS sung it, the Lord HAS come. Because, yes, it’s already happened. Over 2000 years ago, Jesus was born in a manger and the angels and shepherds turned all the way up.
But, again, the lyrics are: the Lord IS come. Not has. ‘Is’ signifies the present, the current, the happening-now. Jesus IS come. He is a very present Savior and friend who is there in every single moment. He IS Immanuel, God With Us: fighting for us, interceding for us, comforting us, walking with us.
For the sorrow? The Lord IS come.
For the joyous moments? The Lord IS come.
For the mundane? The Lord IS come.
For the future and unknowns? The Lord IS come.
I don’t know what the Christmas season looks like for you. I don’t know what 2017 ended up being for you. Maybe it was the best, full of one high to the next. Or maybe it was devastating and you don’t know how you’re still standing.
But, one thing I do know: He is come.
He is near. He cares. And, He hears.
Joy to the World, indeed.
For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. -Isaiah 9:6