Depressed, Christian? How to Snap Out of Your Winter Blues, Part 2


Singing helps me chase the blues away.  When I sing, especially worship songs, it seems to “disperse the gloomy clouds of night”.

I borrowed that line from my favorite song to sing this time of year, “O Come, O come, Emmanuel”

Here’s the whole verse….

“O Come Thou Day-spring, Come and cheer

our spirits by thine advent [coming] here

And drive away the shades of night

And pierce the clouds and bring us light!”

That’s describes a SONrise.

click pic for source

Have you ever waited for the sun to rise, looking intently toward the east for the first rays?

The dark eastern sky lighten to a soft blue, and then pink and then — drum roll!–day springs forth! *orchestra music!*

For Whom or what are you intently looking?

Let’s sing to the One who intently looks for us until we are found…

O come, O come, Emmanuel,

And ransom captive Israel

That mourns in lonely exile here

Until the Son of God appear.


Chorus: Rejoice! Rejoice!

Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel!


O come, Thou Day-spring,

Come and cheer

Our spirits by Thine advent here;

Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,

And death’s dark shadows put to flight!




O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free

Thine own from Satan’s tyranny;

From depth of hell Thy people save

And give them vict’ry o’er the grave.


-Do you know the Day-spring, the Rod of Jesse, Emmanuel?-

Click the pic below for a quick introduction…


sunrise over Boca


**Top sunrise photo borrowed from “Eternal Echoes”.**


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