Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas from Karen's Korner

Throughout the Christmas season my XM radio has had several channels full of Christmas music.  You can find traditional, pop, instrumental, country, they all have a channel.  I have listened to most of them at some point in time since Thanksgiving weekend.   One song that really has touched my heart is one that is done by Garth Brooks.  Whoever wrote this song took quite a bit of creative license.  I googled the story of Belleau Wood and found out that this battle really did exist.  The problem is that I can't imagine Silent Night being sung in March when the actual battle occurred. It really doesn't matter....the song is about the Spirit of matter where it happened....or if it even happened.  I would like to believe that Christmas brings out the best in all mankind.  I am wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and hope you enjoy time with those you love.  God Bless You All.

Oh, the snowflakes fell in silence
Over Belleau Wood that night
For a Christmas truce had been declared
By both sides of the fight
As we lay there in our trenches
The silence broke in two
By a German soldier singing
A song that we all knew

Though I did not know the language
The song was "Silent Night"

Then I heard my buddy whisper,
"All is calm and all is bright"
Then the fear and doubt surrounded me
'Cause I'd die if I was wrong
But I stood up in my trench
And I began to sing along

Then across the frozen battlefield
Another's voice joined in
Until one by one each man became
A singer of the hymn

Then I thought that I was dreaming
For right there in my sight
Stood the German soldier
'Neath the falling flakes of white
And he raised his hand and smiled at me
As if he seemed to say
Here's hoping we both live
To see us find a better way

Then the devil's clock struck midnight
And the skies lit up again
And the battlefield where heaven stood
Was blown to hell again

But for just one fleeting moment
The answer seemed so clear
Heaven's not beyond the clouds
It's just beyond the fear

No, heaven's not beyond the clouds
It's for us to find it here


The Bug said...

Merry Christmas!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Hope your Christmas was wonderful!