Last night, my husband and I led worship for my dad’s church’s Christmas party. One of the songs we sang was, “O Holy Night”. It’s such a beautiful song about the birth of Christ. Sometimes, with Christmas songs, we just get into the routine of singing them. Last night I started that way, but then started to really pay attention to the words. Read the words to the first part of the song:
O Holy night, the stars are brightly shining
It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Til He appeared and the soul felt it’s worth
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn
The part that stood out to me the most was the fourth line, “the soul felt its worth”. At first I thought it was just a beautiful phrase, but it kept going through my head. Jesus appeared on earth after so many years of God’s people waiting and waiting for the Rescuer. Jesus’ birth now meant that what was once made broken, can now be made whole. We are made whole through Christ alone.
Romans 5:17, “For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ.”
Imagine the shepherds, just sitting out in the fields, when all of a sudden they get this incredible news in an incredible way. It’s been 400 years and God’s people felt like God had abandoned them, but He didn’t. He never does. The shepherds are given the greatest news ever shared while they’re just hanging out with their sheep.
What a gift! What a night! Take time during this busy season to listen, really listen, to the words of Christmas carols and the beauty in proclaiming the Savior’s birth.
Thanks for letting me share,