“O Holy Night” Christmas Devotional

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Alexis has a Master's degree from Denver Seminary and a Bachelor's degree from Colorado Christian University. She has been in professional ministry for over 15 years. She has served in ministry positions such as co-pastor, youth minister, and spiritual director.
She is a mom, wife, and passionate believer that Jesus changes everything.
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December 24

O Holy Night

O holy night, the stars are brightly shining

It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth

Long lay the world, in sin and error pining

Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth

A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices

For yonder breaks, a new and glorious morn

Fall on your knees, o hear the angel voices

O night divine, o night, when Christ was born

O night divine, o night, o night divine

Truly He taught us to love one another

His law is love and His gospel is peace

Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother

And in His name, all oppression shall cease

Sweet hymns of joy, in grateful chorus raise we

Let all within us praise His holy name

Fall on your knees, o hear the angel voices

O night divine, o night, when Christ was born

O night divine, o night, o night divine

Christ is the Lord, O praise His name forever

His pow’r and glory evermore proclaim

Fall on your knees, o hear the angel voices

O night divine, o night, when Christ was born

O o night divine, o night, o night divine

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Today’s Devotion

Every time I hear this song, tears stream down my face as I hear and sing the phrase “fall on your knees.” Why? Because this is our Lord, the Lord I love and that came as an innocent babe and brought humanity back to him through his innocent death and amazing teachings. And here he is as a helpless baby, laying in a manager.

To sit and think about Jesus Christ, tears should form, because Jesus coming as a human, let alone a baby, is an unbelievable reality. We all should fall on our knees, every single day at the startling fact of who Jesus Christ is and what he has done for you and me.

I want to provide you the opportunity to prayerfully reflect on the last stanza of this song. Use it as a prayer today as you prepare your heart for the coming King:

“Christ is the Lord, O praise His name forever

His pow’r and glory evermore proclaim

Fall on your knees, oh hear the angel voices

Oh night divine, oh night, when Christ was born

Oh oh night divine, oh night, oh night divine”

Yes, Christ is the Lord and we will praise his name forever! His power, glory and love are abundant and evermore. So fall on your knees and worship our King, for he is worthy, worthy indeed!

Happy Christmas Eve, may it be one that you find yourself in awe of just who Jesus Christ is and what he has done for you and this world.

Prayer

God, I pray that we will all fall to our knees in worship of you this season. The majesty and power of your entrance into our world has changed history and each person directly affected by your mercy and grace. God, we look forward to an eternity of praise and exaltation of your might acts, and in the mean time, here and now, we look forward to what you will be doing in our lives moving forward. Amen. 

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