Some Children See Him

Alfred S. Burt wrote a song in 1951 called Some Children See Him. James Taylor is singing this song in my head this morning, which doesn’t bother me in the least because it is one of my favorite Christmas songs of all time.

Some children see Him lily white,
The baby Jesus born this night.
Some children see Him lily white,
With tresses soft and fair.
Some children see Him bronzed and brown,
The Lord of heav’n to earth come down.
Some children see Him bronzed and brown,
With dark and heavy hair.

Some children see Him almond-eyed,
This Savior whom we kneel beside.
Some children see Him almond-eyed,
With skin of yellow hue.
Some children see Him dark as they,
Sweet Mary’s Son to whom we pray.
Some children see him dark as they,
And, ah! they love Him, too!

The children in each different place
Will see the baby Jesus’ face
Like theirs, but bright with heavenly grace,
And filled with holy light.
O lay aside each earthly thing
And with thy heart as offering,
Come worship now the infant King.
‘Tis love that’s born tonight!

What a beautiful message. Every child of God sees Him differently. When we think of Jesus, don’t we imagine that He looks like us? This is a no-brainer for me, because Jesus was born in that stable to poor parents instead of a palace to rich ones so that EVERYBODY could be part of His Kingdom, not just a select few.

Joel 2:32
And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

So this week as Christmas approaches, lay aside every earthly thing, and with your heart as an offering, come and worship the infant King. It’s “Big L” Love that’s born for us all.

Click here to listen to James Taylor sing this beautiful song.

The featured image is courtesy of http://www.alfredburtcarols.com.

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