Sunday, November 9, 2008

They Are Wise Men

Can you imagine the wise men, after traveling for many, many miles, finally reaching the place where Christ was staying? Can you imagine how eagerly they touched his little baby hands, and marveled at the light in the baby eyes?

That is the story that They Are Wisemen tells. It is amazing to me that the Star of Bethlehem stood overhead in plain sight--where everyone could see it--but only these few men watched for it and knew its import. While all the world went on its way oblivious.

This song encourages us to be wise, to not be so caught up with the world and its web that we never look toward heaven for the light that it sends.

If Not for Love

The phrase came to me one day, "If not for love, what then?" What would we do if the Savior had not loved us? Certainly there would be no earth, no sun, no life. Even if there would be life, we would be doomed to endless damnation, with no way to move beyond the mistakes we make in life.

There would be no comforting peace of the Spirit to ease the journey. No exemplary life to show us a better way to live.

Somehow the phrase became the Christmas song, "If Not for Love." The images in the verses portray the condescension of Christ: "the King of Kings no castle knows; Swaddling rags for royal robes." And yet as this great gift was given, people went on their various ways, oblivious: "While in the city people sleep."

Diane has written beautiful, aching music to accompany the lyrics. We hope that together they will help you and your listeners to find greater appreciation in the love of the Savior, and greater determination to wake up and seek Christ.