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Week 7: The sounds of Christmas

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the King, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
Matthew 2:1-2

Let the music begin! There’s nothing more nostalgic than Christmas carols. I grew up with Christmases that were filled with carols, love, and laughter every year. To me, it’s the sounds of Christmas.

Since we were children, my siblings and I have spent months rehearsing with our church for the Christmas service performance every year. Then ever since I started dating my husband, I have partnered with him to direct many Christmas productions in our church which involved acting, singing, dancing and more.  My husband was then the pastor of Dance Ministry, which later grew and evolved to “The Voice”, a performing arts ministry. My husband directed the stage performances while I managed the backstage and admin side of things. In our home, we played carols as early as October or even earlier during those days if we had to select the carols for that year’s performance. Even our daughter got to play baby Jesus that year she was born. So all three of our children were very much a part of the team.

Today, it brings me so much joy hearing my children and our Youth practising the carols for our Christmas service. It is lovely to be reminded of the reason for Christmas and celebrate the story of the birth of Jesus through songs and music.

Do you have a favourite Christmas carol? Wishing you a very merry Christmas, and let the carols begin!

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