During the Advent season, we celebrate Christ's coming and the fact that He is with us. No one has articulated that point more powerfully than musical artist, Michael Card. His classic album, "The Promise," is a beautiful celebration of our Savior. We're glad you've joined us for this special edition of BreakPoint This Week as we welcome Michael Card to walk us through his powerful masterpiece. Gather your family and friends to celebrate with us, and explore the meaning of this season: the fulfillment of God's promise to mankind.
Michael Card, a musician whose career spans over thirty years, thirty-one albums and twenty-four books, has long been a household name for Christian families who love worshipful music all year round. But this bestselling musician and award-winning author holds a special place in many of our hearts and homes during the Christmas season, when we listen to his work for its depth and scriptural perspective on one of the most wondrous moments on the Christian calendar: the birth of Christ.
The Lord God said when time was full He would shine His light in the darkness He said a virgin would conceive And give birth to the Promise For a thousand years the dreamers dreamt And hoped to see His love The Promise showed their wildest dreams had simply not been wild enough
So run the lyrics to the title track of Card's album, "The Promise." Other pieces, like "Joseph's Song," imagine and capture what key figures in the biblical narrative must have thought and felt during the events surrounding our Savior's birth:
How could it be this baby in my arms Sleeping now, so peacefully The Son of God, the angel said How could it be Lord I know He's not my own Not of my flesh, not of my bone Still Father let this baby be The son of my love Father show me where I fit into this plan of yours How can a man be father to the Son of God? Lord for all my life I've been a simple carpenter How can I raise a king?
"What I wanted to do with 'The Promise,'" explains Card, "was really to show the connection between the Old Testament and the New Testament. And not simply in terms of prophecy, which is clearly a huge part of understanding Christmas, but the fact that there were specific recipients of that promise."
(This broadcast originally aired on November 24, 2012).
Get your copy of "He Has Come!" A rich new offering from the Colson Center with teaching from John Stonestreet and T. M. Moore on the worldview of Advent and Christmas, drawing from the music of the season. >>CLICK HERE.
Pick up your copy of Michael Card's classic Christmas album, "The Promise: A Celebration of Christ's Birth." >>CLICK HERE.