(Enjoy the song while you read…it is just music no video)
Its 248 in the morning and I just finished telling my little Abi the story of Cinderella(I had to tell it from memory so some creative licensing was taken in a few places). She is now sound asleep resting on my chest and I can’t get a certain Christmas song out of my head.
While my dad was posted in Colorado Springs, CO, my grade two class sang Mary’s Boy Child for a concert. To help me learn it my dad would play a version by Harry Belafonte.
I have loved his songs and his voice ever since. I especially love his Christmas songs. They are soothing and festive and are full of stories and meaning. This one is my most favorite of them all.
As I listen to it again tonight (this morning rather) I relate to its words. I see so much evil and unrest in the world…just watch the news; read your local or a national paper; go to the mall; walk downtown. Its everywhere — disasters, fighting, hate, greed. How can a person win when trying to share the Christmas Story today when the enemy seems to be in control? It makes my heart hurt.
I don’t know the answer to the question “if God loves everyone why is there so many bad things happening in the world?”. I don’t understand completly myself.
Then I heard a line in this song…
The world is a hurtful horrible place. We are lost and without Hope we will stay lost. Jesus is that hope! His birth begins the end of all evil and, I believe one day, He will prevail and we will have peace…Hope in Him…
Have a blessed weekend