As I was in the car this evening, I was listening to one of our local radio stations, which has evidently gotten a jump start on the Christmas music. As the familiar songs of the Christmas season filled the car (and thrilled the kids) I started wondering:
Can you imagine transporting the Apostles to modern times and trying to explain to them all of the Christmas songs and traditions?
I told you it was bizarre... but I started laughing when I pictured some their puzzled looks and their questions of, "OK, tell me again how a deer with a glowing nose fits in with all this? You lost me on that one..."
Thankfully, amid all the fluff, they played my absolute favorite Christmas hymn of all time:
"Oh Holy Night."
That song gets me every time. I get goosebumps and/or start to cry whenever they get to the line "long lay the world/in sin and error pining/'til He appeared and the soul felt its worth"... and by the time we reach "fall on your knees..." my spirit is jumping around for joy.
So, in honor of that song -- one that we WOULDN'T have to explain to the Apostles *grin* -- I leave you with this...
(I can't say I'm much of a Celine Dion fan, but I think she did a wonderful job with this one...)