Sunday, December 12, 2010


What would Christmas be without our most beloved Christmas carols?  I for one can't even imagine decking my home our hanging our stockings without at least humming along to a familiar song or two.  Can you?
We have very few traditions in our home but one that has grown in favor with me is something we started to do only in recent years.  As often as possible when we gather together around the table at my La Chaumière de Briarwood and before we partake of our Christmas meal we hold hands and sing a simplified and yet meaningful version of 'Oh Come All Ye Faithful'.  Amidst all the excitement I love seeing firsthand the 'quieting down' of our spirits while honoring the birth of the very man who radically changed my life.

"Oh come, let us adore Him
Oh come, let us adore Him
Oh come, let us adore Him
Christ, the Lord

For He alone is worthy
For He alone is worthy
For He alone is worthy
Christ, the Lord"

I love how the well-known author, Max Lucado describes witnessing the Savior best...

"A small cathedral outside Bethlehem marks the supposed birthplace of Jesus.  Behind a high altar in the church is a cave, a little cavern lit by silver lamps.

You can enter the main edifice and admire the ancient church.  You can also enter the quiet cave where a star embedded in the floor recognizes the birth of the King.  There is one stipulation, however.  You have to stoop.  The door is so low that you can't go in standing up.

The same is true of the Christ.  You can see the world standing tall, but to witness the Savior, you have to get [down] on your knees."

Blessings to you today as you taste and see the beauty of the Lord~

Love to you...


Theresa said...

Love that song! I enjoy singing it during the Holidays! Sweet music to my ears! Have a blessed day dear Rebecca! HUGS!

Kit said...

I love your tradition! In this bustling busy season, it is a wake up call as to why we celebrate at this time of year. Christ the Lord! Kit

Maria said...

Hi Rebecca!
Wonderful to hear from you! I have had your page up for over an hour... listening to your playlist ... I enjoyed your post very much...
Keeping a "bended knee" perspective is so important...
and wonderful to read after I read my sister-in-law's email about the sweet stray puppy.

Blessings always... wishing you a merry and bright day {even though it's raining here in NY :o)

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Honey what a true blessing for me to visit you this morning. Yes HE is My God and I Thank him for watching out for all of us.
Miss you and hope you are well
Love ya

Sonya Badgley said...

Thank you Rebecca, for the sweet post. I love that song too.
Yes, where would we be without our Lord? I am so thankful that HE is in my life. I make a birthday cake for Jesus and we sing happy birthday. My favorite birthday to celebrate!
Merry Christmas and many blessings to you.
On my knees,

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

A resounding AMEM to that post!
Merriest Christmas to you and Yours Rebecca,
Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Carol said...

Beautiful Sunday read. Your WORDS just feed my soul and life as I know it becomes so much more manageable.

We have a huge Christian Bookstore near us. When traffic calms down from Christmas shoppers, I need to do a morning of browsing there. I feel my myself getting that "empty feeling" lately and just maybe I'll find a book to rid myself of some this anxiousness.

BTW, I did forget that candy off I go !!

Carol from
Good 'Ol Texas

Tristan Robin said...

I always enjoy that song this time of the year - it's one of my favorites.

We don't sing before eating - it would probably put off people's appetites, if not actually sour the milk.

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful idea doing that, Rebecca! I love all the old songs of Christmas and that is one of my favorites. What a great post! Hugs-Diana

Heaven's Walk said...

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without those beautifully inspirational hymns.

LUV Max Lucado, too, Rebecca!!

xoxo laurie

June said...

As always Rebecca...I am blessed when I come over for a visit. I love your devotion to our Saviour. You bless me!

I so enjoyed the beautiful pictures of your sweet Miss K. So cute. Your prayers were certainly answered!
hugs to you

Rose said...

great post. love this song i get chill bumps when i hear it thanks rose

Miss Rhea said...

That is one of my Favorites :) Your sweet Miss K is so adorable in her Christmas dress :) I can see them picking her for their model :) Hope you are having a Blessed weekend :) Hugs :) :) :)

Rita said...

Isn't it wonderful to have traditions that you follow on such occasions. What a wonderful way to quiet your spirit!

Dolores said...

Oh yes, I love the song.... and I love all of Max Lucado's writings.....
Your Sunday posts are always such an inspiration!

joanne said...

O Holy Night is the song that humbles my spirit and quiets my soul. I love Max Lucado, I think I have all his books...

Blessings to you on this third Sunday in Advent...;j

Stephanie Suzanne Designs said...

Hi Rebecca,

I love Max Lucado. I think he's my favorite Christian author. And I also think he's probably responsible for bringing millions of people to know the Lord that never would have otherwise. His style of writing is fabulous.

Have a wonderful {Pink} day and thanks so much for visiting with me.

Stephanie ♥

Anonymous said...

Just a beautiful post today, Rebecca! I love your families tradition, love the song and the quote. I'm even thinking of the olden song "I Bowed on my Knees and Cried Holy".
You're a blessing,
Shelia ;)

Sandra said...

Oh Rebecca, I love classical Christmas songs. I think they are timeless. :)
Oh Come Let Us Adore Him. :) Beautiful

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