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Songs for the Waiting
Why not making your wait for Christmas even more fun and enjoyable? Listen to our playlist with a two hour mix of old and modern Christmas songs on Spotify or Amazon Music . They are ordered by artists, but you can always hit the shuffle button to give it a different and diverse taste. Click and enjoy the season with the company of good music!
Did you know that the first Christmas was full of music and songs? They were sung by those who were part of the story themselves. When Mary, Jesus’ mother, received the news from the angel Gabriel that she had conceived by the Holy Spirit, she declared in a beautiful poetry: “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” Zechariah, who was John the Baptist’s father, prophesied: “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people and has raised up a horn of salvation for us.” When an angel of the Lord came out in the field where the shepherds were taking care of their flock at night, they saw with the angel a multitude of heavenly host praising God: “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace among those with whom He is pleased.” And when Simeon saw the small baby Jesus being presented in the Temple, he took him up in his arms and blessed: “Lord, now you are letting you servant depart in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation…”
And what is the great theme that holds together all those songs? It is the coming of the long awaited Savior!
Everyone waits for a savior that will supposedly make their lives better and worth it all. Maybe you never thought of it in these terms, but you also wait for one. It might be a better job, a diploma, the love of your life, more money, fame, recognition, etc. But the truth is that those things are not enough to fill the void inside. That is because we all need a savior that fulfills the biggest purpose of our lives, which is to live in peace with people and with God who created us. The only one who can do that for us is Jesus Christ, the Savior whose birth we celebrate every end of the year. He is the reconciliation between human beings and God, as well as between us ourselves.
Besides listening to our Christmas Playlist on the music streaming platforms, you can also come to our services this December and check our Advent Sunday Talks, as follows:
Come and join us. Every Sunday at 10AM at 2132, W. Addison Street, Chicago.
We from Addison Street Community Church wish you a Merry Christmas and a great holiday season!
Peace among those with whom God is pleased!