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December 4 – This Baby (A Christmas Carol Advent)

21 MORE DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!

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History

This Baby is from Steven Curtis Chapman’s Christmas Is All In The Heart album released in 2003.

Commentary & Analysis

As opposed to yesterday’s song, Away in a Manger, this song starts with a more appropriate view of Jesus as a baby – “Well, He cried when He was hungry,Did all the things that babies do.”  Jesus was fully God and fully human, and despite the fact that the bible does not explicitly tell us about his infancy, it is likely that he cried, rocked, napped, wiggled, giggled and cooed as this song proclaims.  I particularly like the juxtaposition of his humanness (“seemed as natural as it could be”) and his nature as God that made the angels sing, made a new star and change the world.

The chorus of this song is a rundown of several of the attributes of Jesus.

  • The angels announced his birth. (Luke 2:8-21)
  • A new star shined at his birth. (Matthew 2:1-12)
  • He came to change the world. (Luke 19:10)
  • He was God’s Son.  (John 3:16)
  • He was like no human who ever lived. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
  • He was God with us. (Matthew 1:23)
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