SINGING OF REDEMPTION ON CHRISTMAS EVE
The Apostle John saw a gathering of believers in heaven who had been faithful to the Lord, enduring the persecution of the Beast during the tribulation, without worshiping his image nor taking his mark. John heard them singing a song, which he recognized as the song of Moses and of the Lamb. What kind of song was this?
Perhaps the song’s title was an expression of the unity of both the Old Testament, as signified by Moses, and the New Testament, as signified by the Lamb. Certainly, Moses was seen as a redeemer of the people of Israel, who led them out of Egyptian bondage. His life foreshadowed that of the Messiah, the Lamb of God who would redeem His people out from bondage to sin. Moses actually wrote a song of God’s redemption, which he and the Israelites sang together on the shore of the Red Sea after the Lord had parted the waters for them to cross (See Exodus 15).
John recorded the lyrics to the song that he heard the saints in heaven sing. Like the song of Moses, it is also a song of God’s redemption. Yet, the words point to a “King of the nations,” to whom all nations will one day come and worship. This King is the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ.
As we consider the Lamb of God born in a manger on this Christmas Eve, let us join the saints in heaven in singing of our Redeemer!
PRAYER: Dear Father, thank You for Jesus, the Lamb of God. As we gather today with family and friends, help us to keep Jesus at the center of our celebration. For our Redeemer lives and we invite Him to sit at the head of our supper table today. Our Redeemer lives and we will sing of Him on this Christmas Eve! In Jesus’ name, amen.