mondays and come

December 17, 2018


This will be my last devotion until the New Year as I plan to concentrate my efforts on enjoying my family and honoring the birth of our Savior.  Merry Christmas and God bless.  susie

O come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,

O come  ye, o come ye to Bethlehem.

Come and behold him, born the King of angels,

O come let us adore him,

O come let us adore him,

O come let us adore him,

Christ the Lord.


Do me a favor and count the "comes" in this carol.  Did you come up with 7, the perfect number? It is obvious that the creator of this song was stressing an important message for Believers that he hid in the very simplicity of the song by repeating "come".  The song-creator had one hope and prayer for the singer:  to come.  The definition of "come" is to move or travel toward or into a place thought of as near or familiar to the speaker. Are we moving toward our Savior?


Our carol does not leave us in the dark as to how to do this "coming".  As we look at the verse we discover:


     Who is to come?  you and I, the faithful

            How are we to come?  joyful and triumphant, refusing to be stressed by the season

                    Where are we to come? to Bethlehem in our hearts, to the presence of our King and Savior

                            Why are we to come?  to adore Christ our Lord for that is Christmas!


seeking with you to come and adore Him, susie