We ARE Christmas

The first time I heard this song, I was preparing for an Advent sermon for my congregation in Des Moines, Iowa. I was a new minister and feeling very insecure about delivering a message during a pretty important season… this was not the time for an ordinary sermon (get it?), but I just didn’t know what to say.

My best friend James encouraged me to listen to the Spelman College Glee Club’s song, “We Are Christmas” for some inspiration. This song not only inspired my Advent sermon in 2016, but it continues to resonate in my heart.

We ARE Christmas because we are God’s hands, and God’s heart, and God’s hope. We are called to be Christmas to each and every person we meet. We are called to open our hearts to share the Good News of Christ’s hope, peace, joy, love and justice with our neighbors.

WE ARE CHRISTMAS.

We are Christmas

In the stable in Bethlehem; a baby was born
Born of a virgin, God’s only son
Angel Gabriel told them to have joy, have no fear
For this baby, our savior; he could dry every tear
Mary magnified the lord, Her soul and she cried
For this baby she would bear held all power and all might
Born for all people to be free and redeemed
And he lives today within us though we don’t always see

We are Christmas, we are God’s hands
To care for one another in these war torn lands
We are Christmas, the love that we share
Will carry one another ‘til we understand
We are Christmas

So this Christmas please remember what the true meaning is
Remember Gabriel and Mary and the savior who lives
Remember we are “Christ among us” and we live for his cause
To fulfill his purpose daily as we bring Joy to all
We are comfort for the hurting, mending each broken heart
We are friends to the lonesome and unite those far apart
We’re his Hands who touch the sick and they’re instantly whole
We are water for the thirsty and bring peace to every soul

We are Christmas, we are God’s hands
To care for one another in these war torn lands
We are Christmas, the love that we share
Will carry one another ‘til we understand
We are Christmas

He lives in me, He lives in you (repeat)

We are Christmas, we are God’s hands
To care for one another in these war torn lands
We are Christmas, the love that we share
Will carry one another ‘til we understand
That We are Christmas

Shared by Reverend Brittany Juliette Hanlin

Are you looking for a place to worship virtually on Christmas Eve? Here is the info for both the Family Worship and Christmas Eve Services.

Christmas Eve Family Worship – Online 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST

Join Rev. Brittany Juliette Hanlin, Brian Hampton and the Children, Youth & Families Ministry for this special online worship experience. Followed by a Birthday Party for Jesus.

Christmas Eve Worship – Online 6:30pm – 7:30pm EST

“Living with Wonder” is Dr. Michael Bos’ message today. Meditation by Dr. Michael Bos. Music prelude with The Marble Choir and brass ensemble at 6:10pm.

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