Of course we know to be careful about what we say, but do we do the same with what we sing?
The slave is our brother. (From Oh Holy Night)
Little Lord Jesus no crying he makes? (From Away in a Manger)
The shepherds left their flocks feeding in tempest storm and wind? (From God rest ye Merry Gentlemen)
Is anyone riding in a one horse open sleigh with bobtails? (From Jingle Bells)
Our troubles will be out of sight? (From Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas) or that the guy made it home in spite of a blizzard? (From Let it Snow) Here is another one for you. Is anyone eating figgy pudding? (From we wish you a merry Christmas)
I’m just asking.
Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. (Philippians 4:8, MSG)
Prayer – Lord, what ever the words, our goal is to sing your praises in thanksgiving. Amen