As a non-believer, I would sing carols without understanding the words. Once God shed His light into my heart and made me His, the songs mean so much more.
One of my favorite carols is O Holy Night. Here is
my favorite line in the song,
"Chains shall He
I was in chains. Chains of self-doubt, worry and unbalanced expectations.
I saw myself as unlovable, worthless, without a purpose.
Jesus changed me when I believed this truth.
As we celebrate the birth of our Savior, let's
Chains Shall He break
He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains. Psalm 107:14 NIV
I am your servant,
For the slave is our brother
but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant (slave), coming in the likeness of men Philippians 2:7 NKJV
For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother Mathew 12:50 NIV
For He who sanctifies and those who
and in His name, all oppression shall cease
Then we cried to the L oppression. Deuteronomy 26:7 ESV, the God of our fathers, and the L heard our voice and saw our affliction, our toil, and our
From and violence, He redeems their life... Psalm 72:14 ESV
I remember the prophecy of Isaiah 61 concerning Jesus.
The Spirit of the Lord is on me because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor Luke 4:18-19 NIV
Jesus declared that He is the fulfillment of prophecy.