Silent Night...

Silent night, holy night…. Christ the savior is born….
                                                                                     Silent Night.

I love the silent night hymn…
Loads of adjectives describe a silent night; a night that is dead, sullen, inaudible, awful, deathlike, solemn, tongue tied, hushed, and mute... but Christ was born right in the midst of that silence and darkness, to bring light and hope to the world.As much as we called it a silent night... O, what a Holy night it turned out to be.

We go through silent nights sometimes… But when we do, when we face the silence life throws at us, when its not only silent, but dark… that’s not the moment to loose hope, to fade into the darkness and be weighed down by it. that’s the time to rejoice, because the silence of the darkness is the perfect time for Christ to come. For His light to show forth in our lives and the sound of rejoicing to burst forth at the joy He brings. It's a Holy night for you.

What’s silent in your life right now? The world has cast a silent night spell in various ways… from wars and rumors of wars, terrorism and financial crisis enough to marinate a blend of hopelessness and despair in the hearts of all men… including believers. What silent night situation has left you inaudible, unable to respond to life and the questions of your worth and ability to survive, that has left you deathlike… moving through as a living dead, looking alive on the outside but so dead in hopelessness on the inside?
Whatever it is, however deep that you can’t even express yourself… now is the time to rejoice, because Christ the savior is born into that silence. Rejoice because the King is among you, He lives in you… He paid the perfect price for your light to shine ever bright, through the darkness of the world. He paid the price by coming down to earth on that silent dark night… so that you can overcome every other dark silent night that comes.

Rejoice, because Christ the savior is here for you, the darkness is your assurance that your light has come, so rejoice… see Christ in the midst of it and rise up from the ashes.
How do you rejoice? How do you see Christ the King that was born for you? By meditating on His goodness and His love for you.
"For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
You can’t perish, you are not allowed to perish in the deep silence of the night, because God loves you so much and Christ has come for you. See His love and break the silence in your voice of  rejoicing… praise and worship and you’ll rise in the brightness of the morning glory.

“For the LORD is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation” Psalm 100:5
His unfailing love for you continues forever… it does not stop… it is a continuous flow, like a river and it goes beyond forever… to eternity. Nothing can separate you from that love, and that’s your assurance that surely He’s got you in the dark and He will not leave you or forsake you there.

Meditate on the blood sacrifice on that cross that qualifies you for a life of eternal light, not just in heaven beyond but here on earth.
Christ was born in the silence of the night, to give you a voice of rejoicing in the light of His Glory all the days of your life.
Cheer up, He was born so no silent night can ever shut you up and make you inaudible… speak out the love of God for you… nothing can separate you from that love… see that love… and see it with the eyes of a trusting child and see that indeed your Father is there for you and you have conquered the world and life and all the darkness it throws your way. You are victorious and you are full of life. You have jubilee in the midst of the recession. You hear of evil and even if you dwell in the midst of it all, it cannot and will not drown you in it’s darkness. You are walking in fire, but its not consuming you and you are walking through it (Isaiah 43:2)… and you don’t even smell of smoke, you don’t smell like what you’ve been through, because light drowns out every darkness. …
The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all;
he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken. Psalm 34:19-20
It says God delivers you from all the troubles… all the dark nights and when he does, not one of your bones will scale through broken… he protects it all… meaning, no scars… you don’t smell of the smoke, of the darkness. You come out into the light scot-free.

Silent night? Well that’s perfect for the light to come... it's a Holy night!

O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Saviour's birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining.
Till He appeared and the Spirit felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!
O night divine, the night when Christ was born;
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!
                                                           O, Holy Night.


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