“O, Come, O, Come Emanuel” is a haunting hymn. Does it have an end times message? Surprisingly it does! It actually can be considered entirely about end times, not Christmas, if you wish. It blessed me to consider the words of this hymn. Hopefully it will bless you as well. After reading this, may you always hear this hymn with new understanding and with the expectation of the Glorious coming of our Lord in mind.
I’m sure you’ve seen the recent New York Daily News headline that “God Isn’t Fixing This.”
The Daily’s writer, Rich Schapiro, was making a case for gun control and against conservative politicians who offered up prayers for the victims but not Mr. Schapiro’s flavor of gun control. Mr. Schapiro mocked the prayers of the faithful saying, “the prayers aren’t working.”
My article isn’t about gun control or politics. It’s about the not so subtle suggestion by Mr. Schapiro that God is impotent or doesn’t exist. “How can a loving God permit mass murder and terrorism,” he might have asked.