Each year as we enter the Christmas season, I am struck by the incredible lyrics of some of the Christmas Carols that we sing. The words of these traditional hymns are powerful. I’ve served on church music teams for over fifteen years and each time I sit down to practice Christmas hymns in late November I find myself immersed in theologically rich material. However, this year I noticed something further: there are many phrases throughout these songs that point us to the mission of Christ and His church. So, as a musician and graphic artist I set about creating some simple artwork to help me reflect on the powerful truths of phrases like “Joy to the World, the Lord has come!” I hope you enjoy.