Saturday, December 17, 2011

Vintage Gwen Chapel-Silent Night or Party Night?

It's a busy weekend for us as I'm sure it is for all of you too.  We are having our 'special' Christmas service at church tomorrow with just special music.  Our choir will be doing some songs and then we have an awesome mom/daughter duo who will be singing "A Baby Changes Everything"...lovely song.  And then there's us.  Myself, my sister and my husband.  Hunkie insisted that Silent Night must be done.  
It's the best Christmas song ever according to him.  ☺
While practicing I had a thought come to me....was it really a Silent Night?

Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia,
Christ the Savior is born!
Christ the Savior is born.

Silent night, holy night!
Son of God love's pure light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth.
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth

Yes there was singing in heaven but why wouldn't there be partying going on too? They knew that the hope of the world was born and that the earth would never be the same again.  So I think, just as we celebrate a baby's birth, so did heaven. But on earth it was more like the song...the earth was in awe, as it should be, that our Savior had arrived.  I know I was in awe the moment I set eyes on Lil' Hunkie.  He was beautiful and peaceful.  As I'm positive baby Jesus was.  
So yes it was a Silent Night on earth but Party Night in heaven.  
I'm thankful I had this thought because among all my partying this weekend I'm going to make it a point to stop and be in awe of the birth of the person who saved me.  

Happy Weekend!


Lindsay said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Natalia Lynn said...

I love this. Great post. It is the reason for the season!

Hi, I'm Aleisha! said...

HEY PRETTY LADY!!!!!!! Just wanted to pop by and let you know I'm thinking of you today. You are a beautiful friend, and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Marilyn said...

Totally the reason for the season.. LOVELY post girlie.. : )) xoxoxo

Unknown said...

Enjoyed this post :)