Christmas Eve: A melody of joy; a harmony of grief
Christmas Eve 2023
Christmas songs stir many memories; some bring us comfort and warmth, but others bring us grief. The whole Christmas season is filled with many memories and layers of emotion.
Pastor Rob unpacks how the Christmas story, as told by Luke (2:1-20), has a layer of lament, a song of grief. In this story, we can also find our own song of grief.
Yet Luke also has a layer of rejoicing, a song of joy, as the angel proclaims the birth of Jesus. In this story, we can also find our own song of joy in Jesus.
The song of joy, first sung by the angels, does not drown out the song of lament, but finds a way to make the song of lament a harmony that is woven together with the song of joy in glorious praise of the creator.
(PS If anyone knows the creator of this art, please let us know!)