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Unlikely Sources

One of the things I enjoy about the Christmas season is the almost ubiquitous presence of Christmas carols – on the radio, in stores, on TV. Yes, some of them can be desperately annoying. For the most part, though, they are cheery, comforting and reminiscent of home and childhood. In the last few years, I have also found them to be beautiful expressions of faith and worship that are openly shared in a culture of increasing secularism and hostility to expressions of faith in and worship of God and God’s incarnation in Jesus Christ.

This past week, Sarah McLaghlin was on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She was promoting her new album Wintersong, and sang “Silent Night” from that album. It was a soulful and contemplative cover of this standard Christmas song that made me stop and give my full attention.  “Heavenly hosts sing Halleluiah. Christ the Savior is born… With the dawn of redeeming grace, Jesus, Lord at thy birth.” I was surprised to enjoy a moment of peace, still, and worship from – of all unlikely sources – the Tonight Show.  

“Fall on your knees, and hear the angels’ voices: O night divine. O night, when Christ was born.”

Posted on Sunday, December 24, 2006 at 12:51PM by Registered CommenterBrian Rozell | CommentsPost a Comment

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