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Greenwood Forest Baptist Church

Advent Devotional Day 6-December 2

There always seems to be some kind of music playing at my house . . . my dad playing the guitar, someone practicing piano, or Elvis, ABBA, Rend Collective, or All Sons and Daughters playing in the background. With all this music surrounding me, it’s no surprise that I’ve always especially loved Christmas music.  When thinking about Hope during this Advent season, the song “Baby Boy” by King and Country came to my mind.

Baby Boy

If you told me all about your sorrows,
I'd tell you about a cure.
If you told me you can't fight the battle,
There's a baby boy who won the war,
The war was won by a baby boy.

Alleluia, we can sing it,
Alleluia, heaven's ringing
Alleluia!
Endless hope and relentless joy started with a baby boy.

Oh, before that silent night,
No Savior and no Jesus Christ,
The world cried out so desperately
And the baby boy was the reply,
Yes, heaven's reply was a baby boy.

See, the king is coming down
And he's here without a crown.
The baby boy without a bed
Giving life back to the dead.
And hear the angels shout it out
As the people come and bow.
Unexpected majesty,
Alleluia, what a king!

Alleluia, we can sing it,
Alleluia, Heaven's ringing
Alleluia!
Endless hope and relentless joy
Started with a baby boy.

My favorite line from the song is “Endless hope and relentless joy started with a baby boy.” This line shows that all of our hopes go back to Jesus and his birth. When we feel discouraged and hope seems hard to find, we only need to remember God’s promise that we are never alone.  Jesus is our hope.