When I sing “Oh Come Let Us Adore Him,” I have pondered the significance of the use of the word…
(Verb) (as defined by the Cambridge Dictionary)
- to move or travel towards the speaker or with the speaker
- to get to a particular place
- to change or develop so as to be in a different position or condition
- to happen
- to exist or be available
Come is an invitation for us to come with fellow singer(s) to do what follows… to move closer to the God being referenced, because with Him is the place we want to be by the very intentional action we take to be where He is.
But in order for us to come, we need to make it happen.
We need to be available in order to accept the invitation referred to in this carol.
Because He has already come to us. As a baby in a manger, as a man on the cross, as God who has risen again, as the One who will come again to bring us all Home.
This word reminds me again and again that Christmas is God’s open invitation to all those who are longing for family, for lasting love, for hope and a future to come to Him.
And just so you know, all are welcome to come close and adore Him! That includes you!!
Worship: “Oh Come Let us Adore Him by Shane & Shane https://youtu.be/ls-gdAa5xZ0
Word: “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to Me. Get away with Me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with Me and work with Me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with Me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:28-20 MSG
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