Friday, December 24, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Frosty the Snowman, Musical Monday

He lead them down the streets of town,
right to the traffic cop.
And he only paused a moment when he
heard him holler "Stop!"

Frosty the Snowman, Gene Autry and the Cass County Boys, 1950

Frosty the Snowman is one of the feel good winter songs! What a fun concept that a snowman would come to life and lead everyone on a parade right through town! Imagine the joy and excitement of kiddies! Frosty the Snowman is a fairytale they say. He was made of snow but the children know how he came to life one day.

As Christians, we face non-believers who think Jesus is a fairy tale. But we know how he came to life one day! And that is the day we celebrate every December 25th. That isn't the actual date he came to life, in a stable as a baby, but it's the day we celebrate the event. Imagine the joy of the Jesus' parents, the shepherds, and the angels.

But that is just the beginning of the story. As Christians, we can't help but look ahead. We know what's coming. Because coming to life isn't what saved us. It was coming to his death, and resurrection, that we received eternal life.

Jesus rode into Jerusalem on the back of a colt, as the crowd cheered "Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!" and the Pharisees tried to get Jesus to quiet the crowd. He lead them down the streets of town right to the traffic cop, and he only paused a moment when he heard him holler, "Stop!" Oh, the pharisees tried to holler stop alright, but Jesus only paused a moment to tell them that even the rocks would cry out if the people stopped.

Jesus was crucified, died, buried, and rose again. He walked the earth to show his resurrection, and then he went back to heaven. As believers, we don't have to mourn his leaving, because we know (like Frosty the Snowman)...he'll be back again some day!

Chatty Kelly