Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Advent Day Eleven: born again

Jonathan has been a Wiggles fan since he was about four years old -- and since those friendly Aussies are impossible not to like, the rest of us have become fans too.  We probably know every Wiggles song and have seen every DVD.  You want to know what Dorothy the Dinosaur's favourite food is?  We can tell you.  You're wondering the name of the yellow-shirted guy who replaced Greg?  We know.  You want to find out the name of the Wiggles' favourite healthy dish?  We're all over it.*

The Wiggles have a couple of Christmas albums and DVD's, and we especially like the fact that they are unabashedly Christian:  they talk about the Baby Jesus, they show nativity scenes, and they sing songs like this one, "This Little Baby is Born Again."  It's become one of our family's favourite Christmas songs.  It has a very catchy, upbeat tune (watch it HERE in the clip from the Wiggles' "Santa's Rockin'" DVD), and I like the way it blends so many themes:  the joy of birth and family, concern for the poor and lonely, peace, reconciliation, and light.





This little baby is born again:  been reborn in the hearts of men
Every Christmas this child is born again

A baby and a mother, one flows from the other
To make a life, to hold it dear, to have a reason to be here
To know that life will never end
From the day you were born

This little baby is born again:  been reborn in the hearts of men
Every Christmas this child is born again

To love the poor and hungry, the broken and the lonely
We’ll put a star on every tree to light the way for you and me
To let you know, to tell you when
Every year he’ll be born

This little baby is born again:  been reborn in the hearts of men
Every Christmas this child is born again

Oh the new morning
Glad to be born in
End of the darkness
Peace in the land

This little baby is born again:  been reborn in the hearts of men
Every Christmas this child is born again. 

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*Answers:  Roses, Sam, and fruit salad.

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