It was not a silent night. It was a night of labour; the effort and pains to bring a new life into the world. It was a night of chaos; the struggle to find a safe place for a family and the fear for the health of a mother and infant boy. It was a night of oppression; the force of a mighty army and the whims of an arrogant dictator that forced a nation to crisscross the land; the oppression of sin that separates a creation from it’s Creator.
It was a night of change; the night when the whole earth shook at the sound of an infant’s cry; the night when hope of peace shattered the shroud of despair; the night of joy and reconciliation; the Divine night when mercy brought God himself to live among us.
May the hope of that night bring you joy and peace so that on this night we, too, may rejoice in the presence of our Savior. Amen.