Saturday, December 22, 2012

O Holy Night.

My mind has been in 100 different places the past two weeks.

God has been speaking to my heart and I have been absolutely stunned by the tragedy in CT.
I have been trying to gather my thoughts to put something on this blog but nothing could come out. I needed to just sit and be quiet for awhile. But I have missed you all!
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Christmas is only a few sleeps away and I have been so impacted by the meaning of Christmas. I have been following through with the  #shereadstruth advent study and my pastor also has been doing a series on Advent (which means "coming".)

I am overjoyed to spend another Christmas with my amazing husband and celebrate the unbelievable birth of our Savior.

I leave you with the lyrics to my FAVORITE Christmas carol. I LOVE 'O Holy Night' because of the beautiful story it tells. The lyrics are so powerful!
Read the words and open your heart to the meaning. (:

What's your favorite Christmas carol?
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'O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining, It is the night of the dear Saviour's birth. Long lay the world in sin and error pining. Till He appeared and the Spirit felt its worth. A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn. Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices! O night divine, the night when Christ was born; O night, O Holy Night , O night divine! O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!

Truly He taught us to love one another, His law is love and His gospel is peace. Chains he shall break, for the slave is our brother. And in his name all oppression shall cease. Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we, With all our hearts we praise His holy name. Christ is the Lord! Praise His name forever. His power and glory ever more proclaim! His power and glory ever more proclaim!'

A thrill of hope and love. - Monica

5 comments:

Rachel said...

My favorite is "Mary Did You Know?" but O Holy Night is a stunningly beautiful one, too!

Megan said...

For simple enjoyment, I love "Carol of the Bells." But my favorite Christmas song is "O Holy Night" also! It is a beautiful song.

Sippy Cups and Pearls said...

Silent night breaks me down every time - seriously...we sang it in church last week and I straight up cried like a baby! hahaha. I'm with Rachel though, Mary Did you Know? is awesome too - then again...any CHRISTmas song is good - I secretly get tired of the "Santa Baby...I've been an awful good girl..." type songs. haha

jennifer visser said...

hey there friend!

hope your chrismtas was joyful and full of the lord's presence!!!

thinking about you!

ps - am i still a no-reply blogger? ;)

Krista said...

Hope you had a lovely Christmas! I nominated you for a Liebster award :)

You can see all about it here http://mylifesomewhereinthemiddle.blogspot.com/