As you can see if you scroll down to the next post, it has been about 10 months since I last posted an entry on the Jolt. After one or more posts a week for nearly three years, I needed a break. I have been giving some thought to getting back at it, however, so here we go, with a new look and a new idea…
Starting tomorrow, I plan to post daily through Christmas Day. The goal of the posts will be to provide some inspiration for the Christmas season using the Christmas carols I sang as a kid.
If you have been involved with Christian worship over the years, you may have noticed a change in the lyrics of songs we sing. For the most part, lyrics today are fairly simple (though not always) and are primarily sung to God. In the past, however, the lyrics of worship hymns were more often about God – rather than to him – and were also somewhat instructive in theology as well.
Neither is better than the other, they’re just different. But I still enjoy many of the older hymns because of the depth of their lyrics. So for the next 25 days, I’m simply going to write about a stanza of a (hopefully) familiar Christmas carol or hymn, and I’ll some personal thoughts about the text.
Hope it adds some richness to your holiday season.