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December 13 – God is With Us (A Christmas Carol Advent)

12 MORE DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!

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History

God is With Us was included on the Casting Crowns Christmas CD titled released in 2008.

Commentary & Analysis

This is a more contemporary song steeped in both the Christmas story and strong theology.  The first four lines of the first verse address some of the positive aspects of accepting Jesus Christ as Lord.  Many a Christian can attest that upon accepting Christ, things just seemed brighter and a renewed sense of hope came upon them.

The second four lines of the verse tell the Christmas story from the viewpoint of an eyewitness caught up in the story.  Imagine you are an ordinary citizen of Bethlehem when all of the sudden a bunch of shepherds come from the fields announcing that angels had appeared to them singing (Luke 2:8-16).  The rumors begin to spread as more and more people hear about the birth of a boy in a manager in Bethlehem born to a virgin in fulfillment of prophecy.  Despite his best attempts to destroy the child, Herod’s plot is foiled (Matthew 2:7-12).  This child was clearly not just any child.  He turned out to be the Son of God!

The chorus sets forth a number of truths about God.  Love is raining down.  The Bible tells us that God is Love (1 John 4:16).  Jesus is our Savior (John 3:16) who dwells inside of us (Galatians 2:20).  Finally, the chorus recites three fundamental truths of God:

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