Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon virgin mother and Child.
Holy Infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace
When you really lean into this song, do you feel Christmas peace settling over you? I believe Jesus wants to do exactly that for you. He wants to encompass you with His peace.
Silent night. He is inviting you and me to create some spaces of silence, that we might focus on His gift of “heavenly peace.” Do you have any plans for just sitting quietly during this Advent season?
Listen with your heart to these words from the Christmas angels: “…And on earth peace to those who have his good will!” (Luke 2:14, GW). That’s you, dear one. You have His good will. His grace is shining upon you now.
Will you intentionally soak in this good will of His that is towards you? What if you set a timer for ten minutes and just intentionally sat in silence in His loving presence?
Will you carve out intentional windows for just enjoying His closeness this month?
“Be still…” (Ps. 46:10)
“…Let all the earth be quiet before him” (Hab. 2:20, BBE).