lament and the heart of Christmas

“O come o come Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel…” This song has been my mother’s favorite Christmas carol for as long as I can remember. I’m not sure if it became mine just because of that or if somewhere along the way my soul also connected to it. It’s so lovely, but also (when sung with a deep yearning that matches the lyrics) so different than other bright and cheery carols we hear more often during this season. It reminds me that advent and waiting is such a key part… Continue reading lament and the heart of Christmas