Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Reason For Christmas

Christmas shall be upon us once more!! A time of cheer, a time of giving and bla bla bla…the usual stuff. But what does Christmas mean? Is it just about having parties, gatherings, opening bottles of liquor, buckets of beer and to get wasted? Come on…surely there must be more to Christmas than that. And more to giving and sharing and presents and gift exchanging.

It’s about the birth of a very special person, Jesus Christ, who gave His life for the sins of men. Now that is what giving is all about. Christmas marks the significance of this miraculous birth and it should be a time of celebration indeed for all mankind. But sadly, the significance is eroding as Christmas is merely just another day of festivities and another excuse to pop the bottle. I take this time to share about the true reason for Christmas, and I chose this song, a very beautiful song indeed and, if I can upload a video for that, perhaps many can actually capture the meaning of the lyrics and also understand the beauty and significance of Christmas. It’s a song written by David Meece which I have heard 14 years ago. Until now, it remains one of my best Christmas songs ever, as it touches the core and the true meaning of Christmas. Here goes “-

We Are The Reason

As little children we would dream of Christmas morn
And all the gifts and toys we knew we'd find
But we never realized a baby born one blessed night
Gave us the greatest gift of our lives

And we were the reason that He gave His life
We were the reason that He suffered and died
To a world that was lost He gave all He could give
To show us the reason to live

As the years went by we learned more about gifts
And giving of ourselves and what that means
On a dark and cloudy day a man hung crying
in the rain
Because of love, because of love

And we are the reason that He gave His life
We are the reason that He suffered and died
To a world that was lost He gave all He could give
To show us the reason to live

I finally found the reason for living
It's in giving every part of my heart to Him
In all that I do every word that I say
I'll be giving my all just for Him
For Him

And we are the reason that He gave His life
We are the reason that He suffered and died
To a world that was lost He gave all He could give
To show us the reason to live

He is my reason to live


After all, as my friend Colin Pal aptly puts it, “You don’t celebrate a birthday without a baby, so how can you celebrate Christmas without Christ?” Check it here at http://simplyblatant.com/wordpress/?p=342

3 comments:

Black Mascara said...

oh. i know this song^^

Vertigo_X said...

aiks? serious? hmm ok...then i gotta send this to you :)

pohlin said...

reminds me of performing at the workplc ministry crowd in klcc. we sang this song... memories.