Audio Christmas Card Featuring Music by Michael O’Brien [Episode 277]

Audio Christmas Card Michael O'Brien

Merry Christmas to all you wonderful people I love!

Since you’re part of our 4:13 family, we’re sending you our annual Christmas card to make sure you know how much you mean to us.

This year, our families will give you their Christmas greetings in their own fun little way, KC will speak a blessing over you, and Michael O’Brien will make your heart rejoice as he sings some of his beautiful Christmas songs.

We hope this Audio Christmas Card will brighten your day and lighten your load as you’re shopping, decorating, cooking, or sitting back and relaxing with a cup of hot chocolate.

Thanks for making this year so meaningful and encouraging by hanging out with us on the 4:13. We really are so grateful you’re part of our family!

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4:13 Podcast: Audio Christmas Card Featuring Music by Michael O'Brien [Episode 277]

Michael O'Brien: (Singing) Joyful, Joyful, we adore you, God of Glory, Lord of Light; angels lifting praise before you, sing thro'out this Holy night, sing this Holy night. In a manger lies a baby, Child of Mary, Son of God. Voices joined in joyful chorus, praise you for your gift of love, praise your gift of love.

All your works declare your glory, our creation joins to sing. Praise resounds as earth rejoices in the birth of Christ the King, the birth of Christ the King. Shepherds kneel before the infant, trumpets sound and anthems raise. As with joy our hearts are lifted, joined in wonder, love, and praise, joined in love and praise.

Joyful, Joyful, we adore you, God of Glory, Lord of Light; hearts unfold like flowers before Thee, opening to the sun above. Melt the clouds of sin and sadness, drive the dark of doubt away. Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day. Joyful, joyful, we adore you.

Jennifer Rothschild: Merry Christmas!

K.C. Wright: Merry Christmas!

Jennifer Rothschild: We are so happy you've joined us for our audio Christmas card. This is Jennifer and K.C. We're in the podcast closet, but it does smell like Christmas spice in here. So we are so happy you're here. We hope you're enjoying with your family. You heard Michael O'Brien opened this audio Christmas card with some of his Christmas music, and he is going to end this Christmas card with some more Christmas music.

So maybe you're decorating, maybe you're cooking, or maybe you're just sitting back with some hot chocolate. But our family -- because you are part of our 4:13 family, our families want to give you some Christmas greetings.

Elaina Wright: This is Eliana Wright, K.C.'s daughter. From our family to yours, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Connor Rothschild: Hey, podcast family, this is Connor, Jennifer's youngest son, and I'm wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

Judith Jolly: Hi, everybody. This is Jennifer's mom from Florida. Merry Christmas. God bless each of you.

Phil Rothschild: Jennifer's husband, Dr. Phil here, wishing everyone a Happy, Merry, Merry Christmas.

Clayton Rothschild: Hey, everybody. This is Clayton and Caroline, and I just wanted to wish you guys a Merry Christmas.

Caroline Rothschild: Merry Christmas!

Clayton Rothschild: Merry Christmas from our family to yours.

Tripp Rothschild: Merry Christmas.

Lawson Rothschild: Merry Christmas.

Jennifer Rothschild: And what's your name?

Tripp Rothschild: Tripp.

Jennifer Rothschild: And what's your name?

Lawson Rothschild: Lawson.

Jennifer Rothschild: And you want to say Merry Christmas? Say it one more time really loud.

Tripp and Lawson: Merry Christmas!

Elaina Wright: Some Christmas reminders. May the Christmas season remind us in every way of Jesus Christ, our King. May the Christmas gifts remind us of God's greatest gift, His only Son. May the Christmas feast remind us of Him, who is the Bread of Life. May the Christmas trees remind us of another tree upon which he died.

Tripp Rothschild: (Singing) Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, oh miss fun, the hest you ride, the one morse ofen sleigh. Hey. Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, oh miss fun, the hest you ride, the one morse ofen sleigh. Hey.

K.C. Wright: Oh, my goodness. I wish we could have mailed each one of you a Christmas card, because, let's be honest, how wonderful is it to receive a Christmas card in the mail these days?

Jennifer Rothschild: Mm-hmm.

K.C. Wright: In the world of social media and you get a Christmas card. But that was not in the 4:13 budget. So we are praying that you receive our audio Christmas card knowing that you're loved and that you're seen. And if it's okay, I would love -- I'd be honored to speak a blessing over you during this Christmas season.

Now, may the Lord bless you and keep you, protect you, sustain you, and guard you. May the Lord right now make his face shine upon you with supernatural favor, and be gracious to you, surrounding you with loving kindness. And may the Lord lift up his countenance, his face upon you, with divine approval and give you peace, because he is the Prince of Peace. May that peace this Christmas guard your heart and guard your mind. To God be the glory.

Jennifer Rothschild: Yes.

K.C. Wright: Blessings be in Jesus' name. Amen.

Jennifer Rothschild: In Jesus' name. Merry Christmas!

K.C. Wright: Merry Christmas! We love you.

Michael O'Brien: (Singing) Have yourself a blessed little Christmas, Christ the King is born. Let your voices ring upon this happy morn. Have yourself a blessed little Christmas, serenade the earth. Tell the world we celebrate the Savior's birth. Let us gather to sing to him and to bring to him our praise. Christ the Lord is a gift for all, to the end of all our days. Sing hosannas, hymns, and hallelujahs as to him we bow. Make the music mighty as the heavn's allow. And have yourself a blessed little Christmas now.

K.C. Wright: A little boy and girl were singing their favorite Christmas carol in church on Christmas Eve. The boy concluded Silent Night with the words (singing) "Sleep in heavenly beans." No, his sister corrected! Not beans... peas!


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