Christmas Soundtrack – A Wish and a Prayer

26 Dec

I’m not going to lie, this has been a hard year for A and I. It’s been tough to get into the Christmas spirit, but I’ve held on tightly to the thought that this day isn’t about me, it’s not about how I feel or if I can get into the ‘holiday spirit’. It’s not about presents or trees or perfectly cooked dinners even family, it’s about a Savior who put on flesh to come to Earth to save us all. I was listening to the Third Day Holiday station on Pandora – my go-to for Christmas song goodness – and a song by Reliant K came on that I’ve heard many times before. But this time I heard the lyrics. It so perfectly put into words my year, culminating in a love for my savior, born on Christmas day. So I give you “Merry Christmas, Here’s to Many More” by Reliant K, and my new Christmas anthem, the song that says what’s it’s really all about, “This is Christmas” by Kutless.

May God bless you and keep you this Christmas. Here’s to a better year next year and many, many more.

“Merry Christmas, Here’s to Many More” by Reliant K from the album Let it Snow Baby, Let it Reindeer

I made it through the year and I did not even collapse
Gotta say, “Thank God, for that”
I’m torn between what keeps me whole and what tears me in half
I’ll fall apart or stay intact

With tired eyes I stumble back to bed
I need to realize my sorry life’s not hanging by a thread
At least not yet

So look at me now
 Its finally Christmas and I’m home
Head indoors, to get out of this weather
And I don’t know how
But the closest friends I’ve ever known are all inside
Singing together
Singing merry Christmas, here’s to many more

It always hurt to be all by myself this time of year
A cold and lonely Christmas eve
And living out my days alone
Well that had been my deepest fear
But you promised you won’t leave

I look towards the east and see a star
Jesus Christ, has blessed my life to know just who you are
You are my hope

So look at me now
 Its finally Christmas and I’m home
Head indoors, to get out of this weather
And I don’t know how
But the closest friends I’ve ever known are all inside
Singing together
Singing merry Christmas, here’s to many more

Deck the halls with mistletoe
May all your heavy burdens go
Up the chimney in a cloud of smoke
The fire’s burning bright
Strike up the band and play the tune
Cause Christmas will be here and soon
You’ll hear our song in every room
This merry Christmas night

Singing merry Christmas, here’s to many more

fa la la la
fa la la la

“This is Christmas” by Kutless from the album O Come all Ye Faithful

Do you find it hard to sleep til’ night, resting by the Christmas lights,
Could there be something you forgot?
Beyond the bows, and mistletoes, the tree with presents wrapped below
There’s more to this than you had ever thought.
Have we lost the reason that we celebrate each year?

What is Christmas if there never was a Savior wrapped in a manger
What is Christmas without Christ

Remember how the story goes, God’s gift was wrapped in swaddling clothes,
Beneath the star, one great and holy night.
The shepherds heard the angels sing, the wise man brought an offering,
Peace on Earth began in Bethlehem.
Have we lost the reason that we celebrate each year?

What is Christmas if there never was a Savior wrapped in a manger
What is Christmas if the angels never sang ‘Glory to the new born King’
What is Christmas without Christ?

There’d be no Gloria, in excelsis deo
Gloria, in excelsis deo

This is Christmas, it’s all about the Savior wrapped in a manger
This is Christmas, because of Jesus Christ
This is Christmas, because of Christ, because of Christ.

Amen, and Merry Christmas.

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