Tomorow is my eldest granddaughter’s sixth birthday. They grow up so quickly! Happy birthday Alexandra! To tie up a lose end relating to Christ’s birthday –
No one has given their favorite carol(s) yet, but there’s still time to share the goodness. On my debut blog, I gave my readers a quiz – here are the answers.
“TITLE” Known As:
- Vertical planes adorned via bunched Ilex – Deck the Halls
- Permission for Ice Crystal Precipitation – Let It Snow
- Quiet Nocturne – Silent Night
- Praise to Jehovah – Hallelujah!
- Happy sounds of the Chimes – Carol (literally, happy song) of the Bells
- Ag hollow metallic device – Silver Bells
Musings – When does forgiveness begin?
Christmas is more than a birthday. In the movie “The Music Box,” the character played by Maureen O’Hara defines the meaning of Christmas in these words, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Many would recognize this quote as John 3:16. God’s act of forgiveness towards mankind. Of course, a man’s restoration to God happens when we ask for God’s forgiveness, but still, an interesting thought – when does forgiveness begin? There are many songs about love, but how many of forgiveness. Sure, there’s “I’m Sorry” made more popular by Bounty’s commercial. We tie forgiveness with actions – or we should. It is no more different than love. Prove you love me, show that you’ve forgiven me. Sometimes we have to forgive the offense over and over again because daily life brings the hurt up, but eventually, the emotions line up with the conscious decision to let God take care of the account and you are only responsible for your actions and feelings toward the former offender.
What does this have to do with music? Not much, because I cannot think of any popular songs that deal with the topic of forgiveness in a realistic manner. It makes one wonder, “Why?”