Or, “here comes the Son.” You know, whichever. See, my dear friend, Christine recently posited in her post “5 Christmas Songs You Should Be Singing, but Aren’t” over at Thinking through Christianity:
Okay, I know [“Here Comes the Sun”] isn’t technically a Christmas song, and some people at your church would look at you really strangely if you started playing this on Sunday morning, but the theme of this song is what Advent is all about — I mean, people have been using images of light shining in the darkness as metaphors for the Messiah for a long time. Just check out this passage from Isaiah 9:The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
a light has dawned.
You have enlarged the nation
and increased their joy…For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace…To which, I joyously respond, “Sun, sun, sun, here it comes!”
To all of which I say amen! And it got me thinking, What other “non-Christmas” songs champion themes of Christmas? themes of the hope and joy and peace which we recognize finds fulfillment only in Christ.
I’m sure you all can come up with much, much more. Hit me up in the comments.