PAT BATEMAN – Darius Rucker stunned the music industry when he left behind his former career as the guitarist and lead singer of pop-rock band “Hootie & The Blowfish” to take his place among the most successful and loved voices in al of country music.

Not only is Rucker wowing fans with his vocal talent, he’s barring his heart and a spreading a message that everyone must to hear.

Below you can watch Rucker on the CMA Country Christmas show performing his hit song “What God Wants For Christmas”.  I was taken by surprise when i heard the words, I was not expecting them to hit me so hard. When you hear the song you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about …

Too often these days people look at Christmas as being about buying stuff and not about celbrating the life and gifts Jesus has given us all.  God gave up his only begotten Son for us, as a gift to cleanse us all of our sins and through his grace he rose again—in order to reunite us all with the Father. So What do you think God wants in return this Christmas? He wants our love —every last ounce of it.


What God Wants For Christmas

Old man playing Santa Claus
Blew into town with old Jack Frost
Now he’s handing out candy canes and smiles for free
People scurry with their lists
Rushing around to buy those gifts that will
End up wrapped up underneath the tree
I’m sitting at this red light looking at a manger scene
Watching snowflakes kiss that baby
And it makes me think

I wonder what God wants for Christmas
Something that you can’t find in a store
Maybe peace on Earth, no more empty seats in church
Might be what’s on His wishlist
I wonder what God wants for Christmas

What do you give someone
Who gave His only Son
What if we believe in Him
Like He believes in us

I wonder what God wants for Christmas
What might put a smile on His face
Every Bible with no dust, the devil giving up
Might be what’s on His wishlist

I wonder what God wants for Christmas
What kind of gift from you and me
More sister, more brother, more lovin’ one another
Yeah I wonder, I wonder what God wants
By now we oughta know what God wants for Christmas