Thursday, December 24, 2009

Where's the Line to See Jesus?

I just came across this song on a friend's facebook and I was immediately quite taken by its title and had to listen to it. I had planned on writing a Christmas message but just hadn't thought of what to say so I will let the words of this song speak for me.

Where's the Line to See Jesus?"

(An Original Song)
Performed by father and daughter, Steve Haupt and Becky Kelley
Inspired by grandson, Spencer Reijgers

The story behind the song, as told by Steve Haupt:
"While at the mall last year, my 4 year old grandson saw kids lined up excitedly to see Santa Claus. Having been taught as a toddler that Christmas is the holiday that Christians celebrate the birth of God's son, with the innocence of a child, he asked his mom, "where's the line to see Jesus"? If Christmas is Jesus' birthday, why don't we see Him more? As his grandpa, I was so happy that little Spencer understood the meaning of Christmas at such a tender age, and then the words for a song were jotted down in just a few minutes. The song was inspired by my grandson, and the message was inspired by my Savior. Out of the mouths of babes come profound truths that many adults can not understand. Hopefully Spencer's observation and our song will cause people to reflect on the love of Jesus, and the certainty that one day we will all stand in line to see Jesus. Merry Christmas everyone."

Written by Steve Haupt and Chris Loesch
Recorded at Shock City Studios, Saint Louis, MO
Produced by Chris Loesch
Video by Robbie Haupt and Greg Haupt

Sometimes it takes the wisdom and wonder of a child to make us really think. Let us remember the reason we celebrate Christmas. Keep CHRISTmas in your heart this season and throughout the new year. May His love embrace your family. Merry CHRISTmas!!!

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