Did you know that the word “carol” means to dance or a song of praise and joy? Francis of Assisi (uh-see-zee) introduced carols into formal worship during a midnight church service in Italy. He encouraged the town to “tell of your Christmas joy with song.” “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing”, “O Come, All Ye Faithful”, “Joy to the World”, and “Silent Night” are Christmas carols that help prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus.
Exodus 15:2 says, “The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.”
As you sing carols this Christmas, think about the words you are singing and the joy that they bring.
Todays thought: What is your favorite Christmas Carol and why?