Advent hymns have been cooking for the past two months. Countless times I've been in awe at the richness of doctrine and the audacious way God chose to redeem us. The favorites this year: "Come Thou Long Expected Jesus" "O come, o come Emmanuel" "o holy night"
Here is a modern hymn that depicts the rawness of what was happening on that holy night when God became flesh.
This is war like you ain't seen. This winter's long, it's cold and mean. With hangdog hearts we stood condemned, But the tide turns now at Bethlehem.
This is war and born tonight, The Word as flesh, the Lord of Light, The Son of God, the low-born king; Who demons fear, of whom angels sing.
This is war on sin and death; The dark will take it's final breath. It shakes the earth, confounds all plans; The mystery of God as man.
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