Musical Meditations

Celebrating the Day

I love this season, especially the Christmas music. But on the typical Adult Top 40 station, you don’t get much more that “All I Want for Christmas” by Mariah Carey or the iconic “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” sprinkled with a little Nat King Cole.

Not that I’m complaining. I love the standards. But sometime last year I started a habit of listening almost exclusively to the local contemporary Christian station, and I have to say, their selection of Christmas music has stretched me and gotten me in the true spirit of the season in a very different way.

One of the songs I just heard is”I Celebrate The Day,” by Reliant K. It invites me to reflect on where I’ve been, where I’m going, and where I am right now. On one level, I can see how very different my life is today than it was a year ago, or five years ago, and I can be assured that the surprises waiting for me next year this time and further down the road will be just that – surprises. But on a deeper level, I’m in the exact same place today as I was last New Year’s Eve. And deeper than that, I realize that if I’m truly living in the present (and living in His Presence), then I’m not really moving at all. In fact, my troubles seem to come when I do move from that one place where I am safe and saved.

Enjoy the song, and enjoy the season!


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