Friday, December 9, 2011
Old lyrics. New meaning.
"O Come O Come Emmanuel" today, a song I grew up reading from a hymnal. I knew the words, but did not know my vocabulary. "O come O come Emmanuel and ransom captive Israel." Wow. That is beautiful. God's people were held captive by sin (as in Lamentations 1:5), but he loved us so much that he sent his son as a ransom to free us and gather us back to Himself! Not just the Jews, but the gentiles too. Romans 6. "Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee O Israel." Repeat.I listened to