Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas With the Birthday Boy, by DianaDee Osborne

ALBUM:      Amazing  CHRIST 'n' Christmas   
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Song Story:  THE  MUSIC:   
        Switching from 4/4 to 3/4 time in a simple studio program like GarageBand is somewhat difficult because you have to create a "workaround". (That's on my Garageband blog, at ).  However, this music came into my mind this way... I'm convinced it was from God, to begin with the typical music timing and switch to a waltz time, a comforting sway to the music.  Music notes also have an up-swing and down-swing to give this a lullaby feel.... a comfort song for anyone sad about losses. Especially of very much missing someone who has died, whom we won't see for what seems such a long while....

Song Story:  THE  LYRICS:   
        I was literally praying the Prelude prayer... what to send as a Christmas greeting to friends whose young daughter had been killed in a car accident a few months earlier?   I'd been praying for songs to help people.  Started thinking that this topic might be good for a song. After praying for God's wisdom and empowering, I sat at the piano that same afternoon. This music, including the switch from 4/4 to 3/4, is mostly the original music and lyrics of those few hours. Recorded song 5 days later, put on internet that week.

        Notice the final lines... 
We ALL are invited in Christ's Presence to celebrate His birthday,  now on earth as well in heaven after we leave this earthly life. 
Loving Him and wanting to be in His presence is our choice, though.  See God's invitations in Matthew 22, Parable of King who wants all to come to His feast;
Deuteronomy 30:19, told by God -- URGED by God -- to choose life, not death.
James 4:7-8, our CHOICE to draw near God for protection of be closer to demons.

        Remembering Karen: friend of all my children,  child of my friends.

Dedicated to Jesus, Whose Birthday Christmas Is, 7 Dec 2013


What message can I send them as they 

sorrow for her or him?
Christmas cards, full of cheer,  

seem thoughtless   this year.
Jesus, give me words to send, to show my love for them,
whose loved one is now in heaven

When Christmas is not happy, may you still find
JOY in the Birthday Boy who grew up.
May you know Jesus's PEACE  that He promised:
John 14 mansions for ALL who love Him.
    Heaven with Jesus if we prayed Romans 10.
   [Romans 10:9]

When Christmas feels hard, painful, may you still find
HOPE in the Birthday Boy:  SAVIOR grown up.
May you know Jesus's COMFORT  He promised:
John 15  friendship, right here, with Him.
    Comfort with Jesus if we let Him come in.  

As you remember the ones that you love, who've
gone on to heaven while you wait below.
May you find peace in God's John 14 promise:
All who love Jesus the CHRIST,  as LORD,
celebrate EVERY Christmas in the
Presence of Jesus The LORD,  the Birthday Boy
    Jesus said this in Matthew 28 at the end.
    Jesus NEVER shall leave His friends.  CELEBRATE!



Matthew 28: 19-20  (end)
JESUS speaking this promise: "Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

Hebrews 13:5  speaking of Jesus:
Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”   [Deut. 31:6]

As JESUS read the Isaiah 61 prophecy of Himself in the Temple
as He began His ministry,
He was also comforting all those whose babies were killed
soon after that first Christmas Day:

“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;   [Isaiah 61:1]  ...
Christmas celebrates the Birthday Boy...
who became the MAN who died on the Cross for our sins:
God incarnate, on this Earth as God prophesied in Isaiah 9.     LINK TO ISAIAH 9
              (Famous “Handel's Messiah” song).

©2013 DianaDee Osborne (all material), all rights reserved. FREE personal usage; see website.
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