We have been singing and listening to this Christmas song “O Holy Night” for 159 years since it was written in 1847 by Placide Cappeau.
I love the words, “Long lay the world in sin and error pining.” Meaning we were getting worse and worse and our error was continuing to degenerating us until. Until Christ arrived to save us, “Til He appeared and the soul felt it’s worth.” The gift of salvation has amazing and priceless value. Jesus, and know Him personally, is so worthy.
We have designated worth to so many things in our culture that are not really all that worthy. And trash compared to knowing God. Our newest phones, our vehicles, our social media fake personality, ourselves, and our happiness. We have given worth, and they have consumed our lives. Is this stuff really that worthy? Do they deepen our character? Make us more like Christ? Do they help us be emotionally healthy so we have meaningful relationships? The answer is no of course.
Does your soul know the worth of Christ? Do you treasure Him and His ways beyond anything else? Sin and error will “pine” in our lives without Christ. It will just get worse. Only Christ should get our lives. Only he is worthy.
I pray that we know and reflect the worth of Christ this Christmas and every day. That we would treasure him far above anything else in this life we have the blessing of enjoying. May your soul know His worth, this Christmas Eve. If you do, it is a Holy, sacred, and special night.