Monday, July 31, 2017
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear- Memories from last Christmas.
While it's the last day of July I am remembering this post from the week following Christmas when it was cold, dark and brisk one morning I entered church to go to Mass during the week. It was perfect...
It was very cold, the wind picked up the blowing snow and whisked it around the church door. It was warm but dark and quiet inside. Softly low voices began singing..."It came upon a midnight clear, that glorious song of old, from angels bending near the earth to touch their harps of gold..."
The nativity scene glowed from softly lit evergreen trees surrounding it and above the Star of Bethlehem glittered silently in the darkness. Mary and Joseph kept careful watch of their baby boy, Christ the Savior joined by the animals and the shepherds. The priest intoned the beginning words of the Mass and once again we are reminded why the Christ Child was here, to save us from our sins.