Here is a little bonus to the series on "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" to brighten up your Christmas. Seeing that we speak English and never sing all 7 verses, we miss one of the coolest designs of the song. If you recall the very first post in this series, the song is based on the Latin "O Antiphons," which were poetic verses about different titles for Christ. Interestingly, if you take the first letter from each title in Latin and spell them backwards, you get the Latin words Ero Cras, which means, "Tomorrow, I come."
As we celebrate Jesus' first coming, let's look forward to the second one! He's already accomplished our salvation. Someday He will come to bring that salvation in its fulness! There might be trials today, but one day He will come. This Christmas, rejoice in that hope!
This post is a part of a series on the song, "O Come, O Come Emmanuel." Be sure to check out the other posts in the series and my original post explaining why this is my favorite Christmas song.