My favorite Christmas song–unparalleled–is “O Holy Night.” 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 couldn’t muster up words to write in my prayer journal. So I stopped journaling and started praying on my knees. It was weird but 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 and struggling. But I pray they try “falling on their knees.” The holiday might be a tough time, but it can also be the most comforting time between you and your Holy Dad.


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