He came down that we may have love; he came down that we may have love; he came down that we may have love; hallelujah forevermore.
This rhythmic tune from the Central African country of Cameroon lends itself well to the happy nature of the Advent and Christmas seasons. The melody and lyrics are simple, yet the repetition gives us time to consider what we are saying.
He came down that we may have love… have light… have peace… have joy. The best gifts of these seasons come from God. You will not find them under a tree, either. We love, because God first loved us. We bear light into the world because of the light that shines in the darkness and is not overcome. We have the peace that passes all understanding through Christ’s own gift. And joy – we have joy in spades, for to enjoy God is essential to fulfilling our purpose.
Remember that all these are gifts from God. They are gifts and responsibilities. For once we have them, it is our job to share them with the whole world. As you dance into your community this month, remember from whence comes our celebration: He came down that we may have joy; he came down that we may have joy; he came down that we may have joy; hallelujah forevermore.
Reverse Advent Calendar: What are some of the special gifts that God has given you? Whether you are a musician, a writer, a cook, or seamstress, there is a way for you to use your gift to serve those who need it. Use this season to not only find a few opportunities, but to plan ahead into the new year about the new ways you will fulfill your calling.