Sunday, December 9, 2012

I Need a Silent Night

Have you heard the song "I Need a Silent Night" this year? Amy Grant sings about how busy this time of year is and how we can easily let the chaos get in the way of the true meaning of Christmas. This song probably speaks to a lot of us. We are so busy - cooking, shopping, wrapping gifts, school finals, decorating, etc... We lose track of the reason we even celebrate.

Below are some of the lyrics to the songs (in Italics), the chorus and a few of the last verses of the song.***

I need a silent night, a holy night  
To hear an angel voice through the chaos and the noise 
I need a midnight clear, a little peace right here
To end this crazy day with a silent night

December comes then disappears 
Faster and faster every year 
Did my own mother keep this pace 
Or was the world a different place?

What was it like back there in Bethlehem 
With peace on earth, good will toward men?
Every shepherd's out in the field 

Keeping watch over their clock by night 
And the glory of the Lord shone around them 
And they were so afraid

And the angels said fear not for behold 
I bring you good news of a great joy that shall be for all people 
For unto you is born this day a Savior, who is Christ the Lord 
And his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace

I love how the song brings us back to the true meaning of Christmas. It is about Jesus. He is the reason we celebrate. And it is only through Him that we can have true Peace on Earth. Are you looking for peace this season? Are the situations in your life or the holiday busyness getting in the way of remembering the reason we celebrate? If you want true Peace, look to God. He sent His Son. For YOU! If you want that Peace, this website will help you on your journey:

Merry Christmas! My prayer for you is that you will know true Peace through the Prince of Peace!

I Need a Silent Night by Amy Grant
A picture of the snow we got last night!


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