A man was walking through a store with his two-year-old son. The child was in a particularly cantankerous mood, fussing and fuming. The frustrated father tried everything to quiet his son, but nothing seemed to help. The child would simply not obey – and he would not be calm.
Then, under some special inspiration, the father scooped up his son and, holding him close to his chest, began singing an impromptu love song. None of the words rhymed. He sang off key. And yet, as best as he could, this father began sharing his heart. “I love you,” he sang. “I’m so glad that you’re my boy.” “You make me happy.” “I like the way you laugh.” On they went through the store. Quietly, the father continued to sing – off key, making up words that did not rhyme. The child relaxed and became still, listening to this strange and wonderful song.
Finally, they finished their errands and went back to the car. As the father buckled his son into the car seat, the little boy lifted his head and said simply, “Sing it to me again, Daddy! Sing it to me again.”
Christmas is God’s love song to you and me. And it’s a song that we can sing to others. Maybe our singing will be off-key. And maybe we’ll have trouble with some of the words – and maybe the words won’t even rhyme. Regardless, this is one song that we cannot keep to ourselves.
“Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”