The Soul Felt Its Worth
I’ve been thinking all week about posting on my very favorite of all Christmas song – O Holy Night. It’s my favorite to sing in church and to listen to at Christmas time. There are quite a few good arrangements of this song available. MercyMe included a beautiful version on their Christmas Sessions CD. I decided to share this version with you all today.
My favorite lyrics of this song are: “Long lay the world in sin and error pining. Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.” I can so relate to this because before I knew Christ my soul did not know how much I was worth to God. But when He appeared in my life, I felt deep in my soul how much He loves me and how much I am worth to Him.
I also love the lyrics: “Fall on your knees. O hear the angel voices.” This is the response we all should have to an encounter with Christ. When we finally see Him face to face, I believe it will be impossible to do anything other than fall on our knees in worship and praise of His greatness. Even now, if we fully grasp who He is and what He has done for us, this will be our response.
I am so looking forward to the most Holy Night, that Night Divine, the most wonderful night of the year, when God comes near and we are reminded of His love lying in a manger.
It just occurred to me that my love of this song is consistent with one of my other favorite Christmas things, and that is nativity sets. I love to collect them and decorate with them for Christmas. I have six full set in my house, one in my yard (new this year that my hubby got at a garage sale last summer), plus quite a few other nativity based decorations and Christmas tree ornaments. Here is a picture of one that is very special to me because it was hand-painted by my mother-in-law for her mother-in-law (my husband’s grandmother), and she passed it on to me after grandma went home to be with the Lord.
I pray that you experience the wonder and joy of the Holy Night in which our Savior was born into this world that He might save us out of it, and redeem us from our sin and error. May you know the worth of your soul to the One who loves you so.
I love “O Holy Night,” too, but my favorite arrangement is a tossup between Celine Dion and Josh Grobin. They’re almost identical, and they both have such beautiful voices.
I have not heard either of those arrangements. I will have to go to YouTube and check them out. I also like the Third Day version, but then I love anything Mac Powell sings. Peace and Merry Christmas, Linda
I’m right there with you on Mac Powell. I’ve loved Third Day since the first time I heard them!
Thank you, Linda
I think I pretty much like most of the Christmas-themed songs, but the ones that draw me to a point of worship get my vote every time 🙂
Growing up, this was my absolute favourite. In recent years, I find myself leaning towards “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” and ‘Silent Night’
“I pray that you experience the wonder and joy of the Holy Night in which our Savior was born into this world that He might save us out of it, and redeem us from our sin and error. May you know the worth of your soul to the One who loves you so”
Praying alongside you.!
(I was thinking about you this morning. I prayed for your strength as you fulfil this challenge. I post once a week …. 52 in one year and it takes a lot. Can’t imagine how I would do it for 365 days! May He continue to guide your thoughts as you share.)
Ann, I love “O Come O Come Emmanuel” and “Silent Night” too. I love singing Silent Night at church on Christmas eve. Thank you so much for your obedience to pray for me when the Holy Spirit brought me to your mind. It has been a challenge to post everyday, and it is only because of Jesus that I have been able to. Just 2 1/2 more weeks and I’ll have made it the whole year! 🙂 Peace and Merry Christmas, Linda
That song gives me goosebumps, Linda.Thank you!!!!
And I love your love of nativity sets too! I just have 2 right now, and one is one I’ve painted. I did it for a friend, only to find that she had done the same one for herself. haha! I’ll take a picture of that and the advent wreath (with the wrong colored candles!) to share with you soon!
God bless you, Linda, as you bring us the blessings of Christmas.
Deb, I knew you’d like this song. It’s just so beautiful! I just got your pictures. Your nativity is cute and the Advent wreath is beautiful. Next year you can get purple and pink candles. 😉 But it looks nice with the red ones, too. Peace and Merry Christmas, Linda
I completely agree with you. It is so encouraging to know that we find our worth and value only in Christ who designed us this way!
It is encouraging, indeed! Peace and Merry Christmas, Linda