O Holy Night is my favorite Christmas Carol. The lyrics are rich in meaning and so many of them have provided much thought for meditation and spiritual journaling. Here are five facts, images and inspirations from the song. (Feel free to pin and share the images!) -1- The book, Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas ,  provides some fascinating facts about the song, O Holy Night, including the fact that it was the very first song ever to be broadcast over the radio waves on Christmas Eve 1906, launching a completely new platform for music to be transmitted and enjoyed.  What an amazing experience it must have been to have heard this beautiful hymn on the air waves for the very first time.  Just another miracle of Christmas. Let us pray that all radio transmissions give glory to God the way the very first one did! -2-“Long lay the world in sin and error pining, till he appeared and the soul felt its worth.” For many, Christmas can be a time of sorrow and loneliness – a time when the smiles and happiness of others can serve as a magnifying glass on one’s own struggles. The promise that Christ brings with his incarnation is to show us our own worth.  It is only in Christ, that we can truly understand our dignity and value as the sons and daughters of the most high. John 3:16 reminds us that “God so loved the world that he sent is only son so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” This Christmas, meditate on this verse from the song and allow the Lord to speak the truth of your soul’s worth to you.  -3- “A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices, for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.” What promise

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