Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

The music of Christmas rings throughout the centuries. Classic carols and hymns remind us of the timelessness of the Gospel and how the birth of Jesus has impacted men and women across borders and generations.

Much of this music focuses on celebration and festive feelings. But one special carol reminds us that this also is a time for sober reflection.

The song, “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence,” has its roots in the fourth century. Its words are based on the Liturgy of St. James, an order of service developed in Jerusalem (and once thought to have been developed by James, the brother of Jesus). These words were designed to lead Believers into the celebration of the Eucharist (communion), to prepare their hearts to be right with God.

To people in the world, Christmas often is just an excuse for escape and revelry. But this song helps us think about the fact that we are to stand before Jesus “with fear and trembling.” We all must pay homage to Him! He was the “King of kings” and “Lord of lords,” yet still was “born of Mary.” He was God incarnate, yet came to earth and became a man. What a mystery!

His birth made cosmic impact and changed the course of history. He came to vanquish the “powers of hell” and clear away the darkness from our lives. It was a moment of unprecedented praise as the heavenly host came to earth to announce the Good News.

This Christmas, as you celebrate the birth of Jesus, ponder the fact that He is the King of kings and Lord of lords. Don’t take Him for granted. Prepare your heart for intimate moments with your risen Savior.

Like the wise men, prepare your heart to bow before Him in awe. Enter His presence with reverence and worship. Honor and glorify Him. Praise His name.