The Christmas song by Passion – Grace Of God With Us, sums up the purpose of Christmas. The Prophet Isaiah foretold the coming Messiah would be the Wonderful Counselor, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. He was to be Emmanuel, God With Us. And He is! First, we will briefly introduce you to Passion. Then we will discuss the meaning behind the words of the song, Grace Of God With Us, and watch the video. Finally, we will delve into the scriptures fulfilled in Christ and touched on in this beautiful song.
Passion has been around since 1995 and was founded by Louie and Shelley Giglio. Passion is a ministry to young people, 18-25, whose lives are transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit. They are “..committed to leading people towards renewed intimacy with God and fresh encounters of worship.” Throughout the years, you have heard many popular artists who recorded and performed with Passion including Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, and Crowder. Currently, Passion is led by Kristian Stanfill, Brett Younker, and Melodie Malone. You should recognize “Glorious Day,” “How Great Is Our God,” “God Of This City,” “One Thing Remains,” “There’s Nothing That Our God Can’t Do,” “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord),” and the current Christmas single, “Grace Of God With Us.” You can learn more about Passion including tour dates on their website, https://passionmusic.com/.
What does “Grace Of God With Us” mean?
Christmas is so much more than presents and decorations. To understand the significance of a baby in a manger, you must understand that this babe is Christ. He is God with us! God the Son, Jesus, became a man to reconcile us to God the Father. Because of His sinless life, death, and resurrection, we are made right before God. He did this for all mankind. This is God’s undeserved favor or grace. First, you must realize and confess your sins to God. This is what we call repentance. Then accept His sacrifice that paid the price for your sins. After that, you will experience His forgiveness. Now you are reborn into the life that you were meant to live. Welcome to the family. Now the grace of God is with you!
Watch the following video and listen to the song by Passion – Grace Of God With Us featuring Chidima.
Wonderful And wise in counsel Forever mighty God Precious Father Everlasting Blessed Prince of Peace CHORUS Glory to God In the highest Jesus our Savior The grace of God with us The kings of earth Rest on Your shoulders You rule on David’s throne Your kingdom here Is now established Christ our Lord of Lords CHORUS Born that we Might know forgiveness Born that we should live With joy and hope And expectation Our King will come again CHORUS
What does the Scripture say?
For to us a child is born: Isaiah 9:6
God with us: Matthew 1:23
In conclusion, Christmas is about so much more than gifts and decorations. The exciting truth is that God is with us, (those who accept Him as their Savior). Make this your best Christmas ever, by accepting the Grace of God With Us!
Lastly, be sure to check out all the great Christmas music heard on Celebration Radio during the Christmas Festival of Music. You can tune us in at these frequencies or join us online. Merry Christmas!