The First Noel I remember from french class and on the internet says it is a french song as the word Noel means Christmas in the french language. I'm not going to say no more as I will just sound repeticious.
We are back in Matthew 1 again with todays advent as alot of these songs often circle around these books and verese of the bible.
18 This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit. 19 Joseph, her fiancé, was a good man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided to break the engagement quietly.
20 As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
The First Noel
Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord
That hath made Heaven and earth of naught
And with his blood mankind has bought.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!
It is widely known that noël is the French word for Christmas, but do you know the origin of the word? Noël comes from the Latin word natalis, meaning “birth.” Therefore, the title of the hymn, fully translated, is “The First Birth.” This song is about the nativity story, the birth of Jesus as we read in the Bible. Angels came to Joseph and Mary, telling them, “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21).
Jesus came to save us from our sins. That is what this season is about for us: the remembrance of the birth, and the life of Jesus. He was born here, lived here, died here, and was raised again here, all so that we would have a new way to have a relationship with God. This song reminds us of the hope of salvation that came with the birth of Jesus. We celebrate not only the newness of His life, but also the opportunity of new birth offered to each one of us. The King is born! His blood will make us new!
Whatever sin, whatever shortcoming, whatever failure, whatever weakness you have, a child was born, and he has come to save you.
What are the things that you need Jesus to save you from?
How could His birth change the lives of people you know this holiday season? What will you do about it?
I think some things is that Jesus needs to save me from is worry and anxiety the world gives me and crap people say to put me in a hole. I need to try and learn to just give things to God even though it's hard. I think spreading His messages through this blog and doing my best to do what's right. Saying Merry Christmas can even spread Christs birth and have people wonder why Christmas is Christmas.