God promised the aged Simeon that he would see God’s salvation in the Messiah before he died, and as he holds this newborn at the Temple, he prophecies something completely unexpected that this Messiah will face.
The most anticipated and longed-for moment in Israel’s history, the coming of the Messiah, unfolds in the most unexpected circumstances of obscurity and humility, while the nation and the world remain silent at his birth. But the heavens do not remain silent.
Easily the most forgotten song of the nativity, Zechariah’s song is an epic song that bridges the Old and New Covenants, introducing the two figureheads of this New Covenant, his son John the Baptist and the Messiah, Jesus Christ.
Known as the Magnificat, Mary’s song of joy draws heavily from the Old Testament to show how her son will fulfill many of God’s promises.
What was the motivation behind making an animated musical of the nativity story? Watch to find out.
Today we begin a roll out of videos and a blog series called “The Musical That Changed The World” to coincide with the Christmas season. Share these items to help promote the Glorious Films mission.