One promised King born in a manger. The Savior of the World. Jesus Christ.
Most people know that Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. Because of this, I'm a pretty big stickler on not wanting anyone around me singing Christmas music until December. I get kind of Grinchy if I hear deck the halls before we've let the turkey cool. But this year? For some reason this year, I've been wanting to sing Christmas music since March. My mind has been a broken record of one simple phrase since last Christmas. In May, in July, in September. All year I've heard it playing over and over in my head; it's the "O Holy Night" lyric:
Fall on your knees!
Fall on your knees. When you think about the love, the sacrifice, the willingness, the miracle that is the atonement, that is Christ's life and death, how can you not be in awe? How poignant to imagine the meager shepherds next to the dignified kings, all of them not just kneeling but falling to their knees, overcome with the wonder and gratitude that must have struck them at the sight of the precious newborn.
How would a person, once burdened and suffocated by heartache and misery, who has felt the peace and joy of a Savior who knows and loves and lifts away sadness and dries tears, how could a person who has felt that relief and hope for his or herself, not collapse in worship and gratitude at the sight of her King and Advocate? It seems impossible to imagine being able to stop oneself. And not only at the sight of Jesus Christ, but also at the thought of meeting the Father who allowed his Son to be bruised and beaten for the world's sake.
The thoughts are too much for me most days. I can't really dwell too much on these ideas or I turn into a weepy mess. But today, it's important that I share these feelings. Because these ideas and feelings have been on my mind too heavily this year not to express them.
So, as a person who has tried to keep this blog as light and diversity-friendly as possible, I want those who read this to know how grateful I am for my Savior, Jesus Christ and the atonement that he performed in my behalf. He has saved me in every sense of the word. And I look forward to the day when I am given the opportunity to fall on my knees in His presence and thank Him for truly everything.