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Jesus Christ is my Hero!
Apart from that, there are but a few men I would like to point to and ask Jesus to make me a little more like “THAT GUY”.
There’s My Father, Marvin Whiteman, of course. And my Pastor Darin. Several of my good friends (you know who you are) and this man, Dave Berland.
Dave will be the first man to tell you that this music is not his, but God’s. That the blessings that come through making and listening are not of his talent, except by the talent that God placed in Him. And Dave LOVES Christmas, as do many of us- but not for the presents, the lights and the trees, but for the gift of God it represents:
Luke 2:09 behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid.
Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.
For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
also, as Isaiah prophesied, in Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.
THIS is the awesome magnitude we face when grasping the concept: The WORLD may look at this as nothing more than a time for gifts and parties and hanging decorations, but for us, it means the Birthday Of The King (also one of the titles in this edition~!).
The worldliness of men will try to shoot down the accuracy of the dating with claims that it was moved to superimpose a pagan holiday, and that may be true. but the date is inconsequential, in that Christendom chose this time to celebrate the arrival of our King. No matter WHAT date or time or hour, that deserves celebration! And with the meaning of Christmas inextricably tied to the birth of Christ, I’d say the naysayers are simply upset that the tools of the devil have been overturned with good.
That’s what Christ came for; to eradicate the works of sin and death and satan and his minions! And Dave Berland’s heart is to spread that word, that message, in song. He prepares his heart for the worship services he and his praise team lead each sunday, praying first that God lead, We follow.
To this end, I’ve put together many of my Favorite “Dave Berland” Christmas songs for this special edition, with many old classics and even a few you might not have heard before. Songs Like:
Oh Holy Night
What Child is This
Birthday Of The King
Hark The Herald Angels Sing
Comfort and Joy
I saw Three Ships
Look There He Lays
The Conditions Are Right
Should Jesus Come This Christmas?
and many more.
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