Best! Story! Ever! - Girlfriends in God - December 12, 2014

December 12, 2014
Best! Story! Ever!
Gwen Smith

Today’s Truth

…a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:11b, NIV1984)

Friend To Friend

A few years ago my family and I went to the movie theatre to see a cute cartoon children’s movie called Tangled. The film is a modern take on the classic story of Rapunzel. One of my favorite scenes of the movie was when young Rapunzel had just escaped from the dreadful tower that she had been locked in her whole life. For the first time she tasted freedom… and it tasted really good! At one point, unable to contain her joy, she raced around a tree and loudly exclaimed that this was her “Best! Day! Ever!”          

I. Loved. That. Movie moment!          

A few days after seeing Tangled, I was sitting at my kitchen table preparing to speak and sing for a women’s Christmas event for a church in South Carolina. I prayed that the Lord would give me fresh inspiration as I shared the sacred love story of Christmas.

Opening up my Bible, I read through Luke 1 and 2: that familiar story of the birth of Christ. The words leapt off the page that day and filled my heart with awe all over again. I was reminded of the joyful Tangled movie moment and was fully convinced that I was reading the “Best! Story! Ever!” – of when Grace came to earth as a snuggly baby.

Compelled to respond creatively… I wrote a rap. Of course.    

A Christmas rap.       

Oh, yes I did!         

Not my normal genre, but that day my heart responded to the Word in rhyme and rhythm!         

Most of us have heard the Christmas story a thousand times. There’s an old saying that familiarity breeds contempt. Surely we must guard against this! May we never become bored of the miraculous story of Christmas! 

Are you ready to experience a fresh rhyming twist on Luke 1:26-56 and Luke 2:1-20?

Then open your mind and ready your heart for the: Best! Story! Ever!

A Christmas Rap (When Sacred Love Came Down)[1]

By Gwen Smith

A long time ago an angel told a girl

That she would have a baby and He would save the world

Now Mary was confused ‘cause she hadn’t known a man

But her innocence was a part of God’s plan

 

The angel said the Spirit of the Lord would make it happen

“He’ll be the Son of God. He will be a man of action!”

“May it be as you have said, I’m a servant of the Lord.

Blessed among women! I can’t wait ‘til he is born!”

 

So nine months later on the night the babe would come

A twinkle in the sky brought attention to God’s Son

The shepherds, they were chillin’ in the fields with their sheep

When the Angel of the Lord came and stirred them from their sleep

 

“Do not be afraid! I bring good and joyful news

That will be for every man, this will be a sign to you.

For unto you is born, in the town of David

The Christ! The Messiah! And He will be your Savior!”

 

“Now listen, there is more – and you might find it stranger

You will find this baby, lying in a manger.”

Then suddenly the sky was filled with angels singin’ praise

Joyful songs to celebrate the One who came to save

 

The shepherds said, “No way! Let’s go and check it out!”

They ran to see the babe that the angels sang about

They came upon the child then ran to spread the word

And people were amazed at the story that they heard

 

O what a holy night, when sacred Love came down

To wear a suit of skin, to wear a thorny crown

For God so loved the world that He sent His only Son

To reconcile hearts. It is finished! It is done!

CLICK HERE to watch a live performance this Christmas rap!!

Let’s Pray

Dear Lord, You are so awesome! Thank You for loving us and for sending Your only Son, Jesus, to reconcile my heart. Surely, Your grace is amazing.
In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

Now It’s Your Turn

Share Hope with your friends today! Forward this email, tweet the link, encourage everyone to remember the true reason for the season.

Re-live the best story ever as you read and contemplate the Christmas story found in Luke 1:26-56 and Luke 2:1-20.

More From The Girlfriends

Friend, don’t be discouraged if you’re the holidays have you running crazy. I know what that’s like. Let’s choose to have the: Best! Christmas! Ever! as we clear a space in our hearts to sit and worship at the feet of Jesus. Ready to allow HIM into your holiday season? Explore God’s purpose and hope in your life today as you read Gwen’s book Broken Into Beautiful. To order Broken into Beautiful, go to Amazon, your favorite Christian bookstore, or grab a copy from Gwen’s store.

Gwen blogs at www.GwenSmith.net. Get 3 FREE song downloads when you sign up for her blog. Don’t even hesitate! You’ll be encouraged, you’ll be challenged, and a God-time will be had by all. *winks*


[1]©2012 Audio 31 Music / Song by Gwen Smith / All Rights Reserved / Used by Permission

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