I’m on sabbatical (translation: I’m resting),
so this is a pre-scheduled post for your encouragement, education and enjoyment!
Last Christmas I noticed this song by the Newsboys. Not guys you’d necessarily expect to have such wonderful lyrics… but you’d be surprised. The lyrics grab me in a very special way…(the specific parts that hit me are in red italics) And take note… it’s written from the perspective of one of the shepherds who were the recipients of the angelic announcement that Jesus was born…
ADORATION by the Newsboys
I'm here with the others who saw the heavens testify Now I hang back in the shadows I want to come close I want to know She sees me shivering here she smiles and with a nod I walk through the mud and straw to the newborn Son of God Come, let us adore Him He has come down to this barren land where we live And all I have to give Him is adoration He raises a wrinkled hand through the dust and the flies Wrapped in rags like we are and with barely open eyes He takes my finger and He won't let go - and He won't let go It's nothing like I knew before and it's all I need to know Come, let us adore Him He has come down to the world we live in And all I have to give Him is adoration God is with us here Our Immanuel God is with us here Our Immanuel O come let us adore Him O come let us adore Him Jesus, our Immanuel is with us here and He won't let go