“Silent Night, Holy Night, All was calm, All was bright.”
Everyone knows the words to this famous Christmas carol. During the holiday season you could hear this beautiful hymn sung over and over again in shopping malls, church services, park concerts – there is something so comforting, so beautifully seasonal about familiar Christmas songs.
Yet the words of this one carol have played repeatedly on my mind this particular year. SILENT night. HOLY night. All was CALM. It paints a picture, doesn’t it? A simple birth, in the most common of environments, under a starry sky….PEACEFUL. And I don’t know about you, but when I think of this holiday season for me and my family I would probably use words more like ‘busy’, ‘hectic’, ‘tiring’… to describe the schedule we keep during the month of December.