God Rest Ye
"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone... For a child is born to us, a son is given us; upon his shoulder dominion rests." (Isaiah 9:1 - 5)
I’ve had a lot of Christmas carols on my mind lately. One peculiar and beautiful thing I’ve noticed about some of my favorite carols is that they are bittersweet. While reminding us of the hope and joy of our Savior’s birth, these carols also speak of our human frailty and the darkness from which Christ came to save us.
Like the last verse of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen:
Now to the Lord sing praises,
All you within this place,
And with true love and brotherhood
Each other now embrace;
This holy tide of Christmas
All others doth deface.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy
For pro-life activists, Christmas feels like a reprieve, a special time to share with our families and friends the joy of our daily victories, even if they do not share them with us throughout the year. It seems that we, who battle on the frontlines of the culture war, are continually reminded of the profound humility and generosity of The Incarnation because we see the reality of sexual sin and abortion daily.
But today is Christmas -- a wonderful opportunity for us to rejoice over Christ’s birth with our loved ones. And while we rejoice with our families today, we also remember you, our comrades in arms. We are grateful to you for supporting us and praying for us through all of our battles this year. On behalf of our founders, Jeff and Cheryl, the Survivors staff, and the Survivors Campus Outreach Team, Merry Christmas!
Director of Campus Outreach