Christmas – a Labor of Love

Christmas Greetings, friends! This song, written by Andrew Peterson, has spoken to my heart over the years. Amidst all of the glitter and goodness of our Christmas traditions, it’s always good to remember that it was ‘not a silent night’ when the King of the universe entered this messy world to rescue us! May the wonder of that day bless you this day.

It was not a silent night
There was blood on the ground
You could hear a woman cry
In the alleyways that night
On the streets of David’s town

And the stable was not clean
And the cobblestones were cold
And little Mary full of grace
With the tears upon her face
Had no mother’s hand to hold

It was a labor of pain
It was a cold sky above
But for the girl on the ground in the dark
With every beat of her beautiful heart
It was a labor of love

Noble Joseph by her side
Callused hands and weary eyes
There were no midwives to be found
In the streets of David’s town
In the middle of the night

So he held her and he prayed
Shafts of moonlight on his face
But the baby in her womb
He was the maker of the moon
He was the Author of the faith
That could make the mountains move

It was a labor of pain
It was a cold sky above
But for the girl on the ground in the dark
With every beat of her beautiful heart
It was a labor of love
For little Mary full of grace
With the tears upon her face
It was a labor of love

 

3 thoughts on “Christmas – a Labor of Love”

  1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Gary. I’m sure you are hugging all those grandkids and the new baby. Have fun. We are in FL for Christmas also and with the kids and grandkids. Won’t get home till mid April or there abouts. Have a 15 night Panama Canal cruise March 17-April 1.

  2. Thank you for sharing. It was a very touching story. We had never heard Andrew Peterson. You and Gary have a blessed Christmas.

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