He came as promised a night long ago
Only seen by those who truly believed.
People of every kind witnessed His birth
Every one of them in need of a Savior.
Plans for our salvation were made before the world:
Each of us was in God’s mind as He created.
All the sins that man chose for himself,
Christ chose to ransom,
Even with His very life.
Jesus came not to condemn, but to free us.
Over and over again the prophets told us,
Yet we did not believe.
Lying in a tomb, even then He loved us.
Opening the tomb, He loved us all the more.
Victory was His and thus ours, and
Easter and Christmas stand together, the celebration of His Life.
~~Jarrod Brown, Professor of Worship Ministry, DDS, DWS, December 15, 2014
Jarrod Brown, DDS, DWS is a graduate of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, with a BS in Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery, and The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies in Orange Park, Florida, with a Doctorate of Worship Studies. While in full-time practice as a general dentist, Dr. Brown also serves as a hospital chaplain in his hometown of Danville, VA. He and his wife, Lisa, are very involved in Fairview United Methodist Church, Danville, where both participate in the music ministry and worship planning committees. Dr. Brown’s favorite areas of worship studies are liturgical design, Baptismal renewal, and creative altar/sanctuary design. He is also the proud father of two sons, Trevor and Nathan.