Not your typical Christmas song

All You Really Need Is Jesus

I had just finished recording “All You Really Need Is Jesus” when I thought, “This is the perfect song to sing at this time of year, this could be a Christmas song”. No, it doesn’t sound like a Christmas song, and I doubt very much that it will ever become one, but the message is what we Christians celebrate at Christmas- that Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. And not just to save sinners, not just to rescue a messed up world that has fallen away from God- but to show the world the heart of God.

I had just finished recording “All You Really Need Is Jesus” when I thought, “This is the perfect song to sing at this time of year, this could be a Christmas song”. No, it doesn’t sound like a Christmas song, and I doubt very much that it will ever become one, but the message is what we Christians celebrate at Christmas- that Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. And not just to save sinners, not just to rescue a messed up world that has fallen away from God- but to show the world the heart of God.

As I say on the main page for my song, one of the most beautiful things ever written about Jesus is found in the Gospel according to Matthew:

“A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out…” (Matthew 12:20)

If you understand that, you understand the heart of God. Jesus left heaven’s glory and perfection to come to a very fallen and imperfect world. He didn’t come to judge it, but to save it. He didn’t come to accuse, but to call- to call the worst of us into His Kingdom and into His family. His love is beyond anything this world has ever known, and He wants the whole world to know He’s reaching out to us.

The world has always offered up it’s illusions and impostors to God love. It promises so much, but it pans out to be so little. If you listen to the radio during this season you’ll hear Christmas songs back to back, and most of them will have nothing to do with Jesus at all. Elves and reindeer and Santa- that’s all the world can come up with. I’ve never understood that. You have the living God coming from heaven to earth and rather than talk that up you sing about an imaginary Santa?

The thing about Christmas is that it comes and goes; there’s the big build up and it’s over. Jesus isn’t like that. He comes into our life to stay and to stick to us closer than a brother. He’ll never fail or forsake those who put their trust in Him-His love is EVERLASTING!

If you happen to come across my song this Christmas, take a moment to listen and reflect on why God came from heaven to earth… for the least of us, for the hurting, for those whose flame has almost gone out, for every restless heart that seeks to know the living God- He offers hope.

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)