In the fullness of time

Before we drown in the glittery sparkliness of Christmas, the drudgery of carol service prep and the painful torment of trying to hit the top descant notes of ‘Hark the Herald angels sing’ poorly pitched in key of G.

Why not take a moment to have your head filled and your heart melted by the reality of Christmas: 

4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.

(Galatians 4:4-7 – ESV)

Matt Boswell and Matt Papa have just released a beautiful new song helping us dwell on these beautiful truths, allowing them to penetrate far deeper than any gingerbread latte could ever reach. ‘In the fulness of time’ ticks many Christmas boxes: 

✅ accompanying video, with stunning drone footage of snow-covered forests.

✅ tinkly piano Christmas motif with choral background and occasional jingle bell. 

It is beautifully produced musically and visually, but the aesthetic serves the majesty of the truth it proclaims. The song repeats in the chorus that the first Christmas was a ‘Holy holy moment’ and if that sticks more deeply than “rocking around the Christmas tree” or “I’m dreaming of a White Christmas” that is a win. A win, you should remember and treasure, especially when your carol service rehearsal is giving you a migraine. 

Don’t miss the end! The song ends with a Christmas verse of the hymn ‘Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty’…

Holy holy holy in a manger lowly  

Christ the Son now veiled in flesh

In our humanity

Kingdoms bow before Him; Heav’n and earth adore Him

God here in person

Hail His Majesty

Enjoy your cinnamon-fueled festivities and enjoy the privilege of singing of the Son, born in a manger, who came to redeem undeserving folks like us. 

But maybe this should be our prayer this Christmas?  That we “Hail his Majesty”

This song is included in our Christmas playlist

Chord Sheet

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