A spoken word for Christmas

There’s an irony to telling the Christmas story via ‘spoken word’ when it’s the story of the word made flesh, but this is some great stuff from my friend Nat. He’s allowed me to share it here, and I’m not sure you’ll find it anywhere else. Have a listen. This might be especially helpful if you’re looking for some thing to play at some point in your Christmas service this year.

Here’s a link to the file to download it

Here are the words.

This world paints a picture that joy comes in the form of proof
Proof that you’ve succeeded if your house has a ginormous roof
We’re often torn in two and forming views
about our own self worth based on the next thing we’re looking forward to

But see, the bible is full of recitals
of all kinds of people with all kinds of titles
from those with good stature to those who were broke
whose lives looked fractured and at the point of no hope
from women who served well … to hurt women in search of a well
from royal officials to tax collectors to crippled beggars in the street
who when they met Jesus and found so much more joy than just renewed strength in their feet

See the reason for such joy in the lives of many
was because before they met Jesus their lives seemed so empty.

God has entered the world and he wants to walk with us in it,
our saviour has been born thats why we celebrate Christmas
Jesus is the light that shines bright to where you’re at in life
And the good news is that goes out to everyone in sight
See this relationship with God doesn’t start with us.
It doesn’t start with what we’ve done.
See it starts with coming to know Jesus Christ, our saviour, God’s Son
So Merry Christmas one. And Merry Christmas all.
And praise God that his love has been shown to you and me
And that at his son Jesus Christ’s feet, we can fall.
A saviour’s been born…

The music is from Whitesand.