Christian Living

Spiritual Life

God's Choir

Children’s choirs filled the steps and sang cherished Christmas songs. Little faces filled the big screens on the church walls, and parents took pictures of their kids during the annual family Christmas program.

Then the adult choir sang. The choir director, one of my favorites of any church, led the choir in beautiful ballads and gospel renditions of Christmas hymns. He appeared on screen a couple of times as he kept tempo, mouthed the words, and moved to the beat of the songs as he directed the choir.

Then it hit me. God is a master director. From the beginning of time, He has directed the dancing and swaying of stars and galaxies. He gave the birds their songs and the human spirit its hope. He orchestrated the coming of His Son to earth—prophesying Jesus’ arrival hundreds of years before it happened and moving heaven and earth to make the birth perfect. Yet, God’s definition of perfect wasn’t Jesus being born in a palace or grandeur. Perfect included a stable, a godly virgin, a caring carpenter, shepherds, angels, a shining star, and peace on earth.

And there was music.

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” Luke 2:14 NKJV

Whether the angels sang these words or shouted them, I don’t know. But it was either a song or it was as beautiful as one. The glory of God was displayed at the angels’ appearing, and their message was that peace and goodwill had been born that night.  

God’s choir today is you and me. Angels still do His bidding, but He calls us, His children, to “sing” for Him. To proclaim the gospel and to share the hope that life with God is possible. Every day God orchestrates the building of relationships and the timing of “chance” encounters, moving us into place so that we can share His truth and love with just the right person at the just the time.

Let’s be ready to sing! The Baby born in Bethlehem grew up to be the Man who died for the sin of every person who has lived or will ever live. Believing in Him gives us eternal life by the grace of God. And by the daily work of God in our lives, we can be His choir singing with our lives and our words that Jesus is both Savior and Lord.

Jesus is alive today, working with His people to spread the good news. This partnership of heart and work for God’s kingdom started with the disciples—“They went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word” (Mark 16:20 NKJV) that they shared.

How is God directing you to share His light and truth this Christmas? Don’t miss the chance to participate in God’s eternal song. Now and in the new year. God needs you in His choir. Are you singing?

Copyright © 2015 by Katy Kauffman. Used by permission.

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