My favorite Christmas song–unparalleled–is O Holy Night. This Christmas, at every Christmas service at my church (you can watch it and join me, online, HERE) we are singing it. The one line gets me every time, “Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!”  Falling on your knees is not a comfortable posture. And it isn’t attractive. And we don’t see if often. Perhaps because it shows humility and desperation. Awhile back, I spent several months praying on my knees. I was hurting and my morning quiet time became unproductive because I had nothing to write in my prayer journal. So I stopped journaling and started praying on my knees. It was weird but rather quickly, I found it to be the most comforting & calming moment in my day. Sometimes, the sun’s rays would beam just the right way through the shutters in my office and I could feel the rays on my back as I was on my knees. As if God was using them to hug me. This Christmas, my heart goes out to people who are not singing “Fa La La La La, La La La La” with “Deck the Halls,” because they are hurting. But perhaps try “Falling on your knees” with “O Holy Night.” This holiday might be tough in circumstance, but it can also be the most comforting time between you and your Holy Dad–a priceless gift, unfolded into your heart.

 

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