O Holy Night

“O Holy Night.”
“A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
“Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices! O night divine, the night when Christ was born.”
Here’s the phrase I want you to look at in that Christmas Carol: “the weary world rejoices.” If there are two words that describe our world today, it’s got to be those two: “weary world.” Wouldn’t you agree? I mean, it’s always something, right? It’s just overwhelming. I mean, how about for you? What it is that just makes you weary?
• Maybe it’s your family … For some of you, there are some major unresolved issues in your family and it just seems to flare up around the holidays.
• Maybe it’s something with work … You’re like, “It’s just crazy. I can barely keep my head above water.”
• Maybe it’s something medical … You’ve been getting treatments, and it’s a process, and you’re just weary of the whole thing. You’re sick and tired of medical tests and appointments and paperwork and bills.
I don’t know what it is for you, but I do know this: I have really good news for you today. Listen to me! It may be dark now, but the sunrise is coming! The song says, “The weary world rejoices, for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!” In other words, right now it may look as dark as night from your vantage point, but right over there, right over that hill, the sun is rising! Things are looking brighter! “For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!” Why? Because of “the night when Christ was born.”
Because Christ was born … Because Christ has come, you can expect three things … three things … even when you feel like you’re in weary world of darkness.

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