Jesus Born on this Day (December 10)

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Video

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCOXVxS7GkM

Story Behind the Song

This song was written by Mariah Carey with Walter Afanasieff and appeared on Mariah Carey’s 1994 album Merry Christmas.

Commentary & Analysis

This song praises Jesus for who is – our light, our salvation, the Lamb of God, the King of Kings, light, love, grace. There are so many things to praise Jesus for. One of my favorite parts of this song is in the very first verse which reminds us of an important truth about the life of Jesus:

Today the glory of God
Shines everywhere
For all the world

Jesus is the perfect revelation of God’s glory. 2 Corinthians 4:6 reminds us:

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:6 ESV)

In knowing Jesus Christ, we get the clearest picture of God’s incomprehensible glory. That alone would be sufficient cause for celebration this Christmas season!

Questions for Further Reflection / Devotion

  1. What do you think of when you think of God’s glory?
  2. Take a few minutes to reflect on Jesus as the clear revelation of God’s glory?
  3. Do you take time at Christmas to stop and worship the one who the season is all about?
  4. The final verse reminds us that Jesus is light, love and grace. What do these three words mean to you?

Lyrics

Today a child is born on earth
Today a child is born on earth
Today the glory of God
Shines everywhere
For all the world

[Chorus:] Oh Jesus born on this day
He is our light and salvation
Oh Jesus born on this day
He is the King of all nations

Behold the Lamb of God has come
Behold the Lamb of God has come
Behold the Savior is born
Sing of His love
To everyone

[Chorus]

Today our hearts rejoice in him
Today our hearts rejoice in him
Today the light of His birth
Fills us with hope
And brings peace on earth

[Chorus]

Today a child is born on earth
Today a child is born on earth

He is light, He is love, He is grace
Born on Christmas day
He is light, He is love, He is grace
Born on Christmas day
He is light, He is love, He is grace
Born on Christmas day

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