We cringe when we hear about the heir who inherited a fortune and squandered it all, or the person who was entrusted to carry on a famous legacy, only to soil the family name in disgrace. Sometimes people can literally be surrounded by things that others only dream of, yet fail to do anything worthwhile with them. Today we see a young man who grew up in the presence of God’s covenant promises, but he chose to mock it and walk away from it all.
O Holy Night
A song most of us know as “O Holy Night” is a favorite of many, but the origin is not as commonly known. First written as a poem to be read in a Christmas service in France, the original French version is a powerful reminder of the truth and good news of that holy night our Redeemer was born.