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Born in Bethlehem (December 23)

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To view the entire 2011 Christmas Carol Advent check out our Christmas Carol Advent index page.

Video

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Av7fPUem190

Story Behind the Song

This Third Day song originally appeared on their 2006 Christmas album titled Christmas Offerings.  It was written by Third Day front man Mac Powell.

Commentary & Analysis

This is an awesome song of praise this Christmastime.  It also reminds us of some fundamental truths about our Lord and Savior, and today is the perfect day to be reminded of these truths so that we can celebrate them as well:

  • He had a humble birth not befitting of His royal status
  • He cried.  He experienced all the things we do so that He can relate to us.
  • He is our King.
  • He chose to be given as a gift for us.
  • He is the Son of God.
  • All people should come and bow before the King.
  • He died for our sins.
  • He rose after three days.

Questions for Further Reflection / Devotion

  1. Jesus, King of Everything, chose a very humble birth.  Why do you think that is?
  2. What do you think the line “Baby Jesus, lying in a manger, crying for the world.” means?
  3. Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man.  Do you think He knew from a young age what His purpose was and that He would eventually die on the cross?  If so, why?  If not, when do you think He knew that?

Lyrics

Baby Jesus, born in a stable, humble Savior’s birth.
You left your throne in Heaven above, to live here on the Earth.

Baby Jesus, lying in a manger, crying for the world.
The Angels told the Shepherds of the Good News for us all.

Halleluiah, the King is here, given for all men.
For today the Holy Son of God, is born in Bethlehem.

Come now Sinners and you Saints, all peasants and all Kings.
And bow before the Earth’s Redeemer, let all voices sing.

Halleluiah, the King is here, given for all men.
For today the Holy Son of God, is born in Bethlehem.

Halleluiah, the King is here, given for all men.
For today the Holy Son of God, is born in Bethlehem.

Baby Jesus, do you know you’ll die for all our sins?
Don’t be afraid, for in 3 days, you will rise again. Cause you will rise again.

Halleluiah, the King is here, given for all men.
For today the Holy Son of God, is born in Bethlehem.

Halleluiah, the King is here, given for all men.
For today the Holy Son of God, is born in Bethlehem.

For today the Holy Son of God, is born in Bethlehem.

Born in Bethlehem.

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