“Long lay the world in sin and error pining
‘Til He appeared and the soul felt its worth
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn”
Two more quick thoughts on this favorite Christmas song of mine today (I’m keeping these brief so you and I can spend extra time with Jesus and our families this month!):
1) Our Savior’s appearing is the measure of your personal worth. I cherish this truth that “O Holy Night” highlights. You are an infinitely valuable treasure. Jesus found it so – no price was too great for Him to pay to make sure you knew it; to make sure He got to be with you forever. Let hope ignite your spirit today as you linger in His tenderness… the thrill of hope that can only come from being perfectly loved. Dear one, you are. You are perfectly loved. Jesus has come for you!
2) No matter how thick the darkness around us, His immeasurably more powerful light is yours. You have become part of His dawning. Look up to Him even now. The light of His face is shining on you. Do you see Him smiling at you with delight in who you are? In Him there is always hope, always light, always something better coming. He has come. He is here. We are living in His new and glorious morn.
Do you remember the day when Jesus’ light first shined on you? If so, what sticks out about the memory?