21 Dec '16, 12pm

One Silent Night - a guest post by @diakonia78

One Silent Night - a guest post by @diakonia78

Dressed in our Christmas finest, my family (my younger sister Andrea, Mom, Dad, and I) get into our car and drive to church for our usual candlelight Christmas Eve service. As we enter the sanctuary, the usher hands each of us our own candle. Andrea and I are excited that we are old enough to hold our own candles. As we get situated in our usual spot, we put our candles in the pew rack and listen intently to the pastor as he preaches about this precious baby born in a manger in Bethlehem. Soon the time comes and the ushers begin to walk down the aisle. The usher lights the first candle on the end of the pew and then each person turns and lights the candle of the person next to them. I turn and light my sister’s candle. She turns and lights mom’s candle and Mom lights Dad’s candle. We stand holding our candles as the words to Silent Night begin to carry through the air and ...

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