December 25 - Messiah - Romans 10:18; Psalm 19:4

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

December 25 - Messiah - Romans 10:18; Psalm 19:4

Their sound is gone out into all lands, and their words unto the ends of the world.

Though most of Handel’s music was written for vocalists, he was also one of the greatest instrumental composers of the late Baroque era.  His series of overtures, orchestral concertos, large-scale concert music for strings and winds (Water Music, Fireworks Music) and organ concertos established him as a master of orchestral composition.

No one can say they've never heard of God. They may not be able to identify Him in the same manner in which we do, but God makes Himself known to the entire world.

Psalm 19:1-4 says “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.”

Romans 1:20 says, “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.”

When Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey and the people sang out His praises, the Pharisees asked Him to shut them up. Jesus said, “I tell you, if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” (Luke 19:40).

All creation sings out the glory of God.

When Christ was born, a bright star shone in the east, angels came from heaven to announce His birth.  There is never a moment that God doesn't shout to the world His presence, His power and His divine nature.  We can choose to ignore it, or we can participate in the telling of the Good News of Jesus Christ.

He has Come. The Lord Jesus Christ has come to earth.  He is here.  Hallelujah.