Daily Reflections

Christmas Songs

December 19, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Serve the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. —Psalm 100:2

Singing has always been an important part of biblical faith, a frequent expression of worship and praise. But it’s interesting, of all the songs captured in Scripture, how many are at the beginning of Luke’s gospel.

They’re not just songs; they’re Christmas songs. No, they’re not the familiar carols we sing at church during December. And they’re definitely not the “Let It Snow” variety. These jubilant songs seek to scale the vast reaches of His greatness, glory, and goodness. They celebrate His redemptive purposes and plans. They resound with awe and majesty at the coming of our Lord in a Bethlehem manger.

So, even if this year’s holiday season feels unusually labored and exhausting—perhaps tinged with feelings of sadness or loss, with difficult circumstances that cast a shadow over what was once a season of celebration— maybe the best way to find your joy rekindled is to settle back into those first two chapters of Luke, take your place in the gathering choir, and join the rousing offering of worship going forth in praise of our Immanuel.


The Quiet Place: DailyDevotional Readings ©2012 Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Scripture taken from The CSB

Make it Personal

Why do you think singing is so important to God and to His people? Do you habitually sing to the Lord throughout the year?