Every December for years now there seems to be one carol or piece of music that makes its home in my heart over that particular Christmas season.
I never know which one it will be... but it usually comes out of the blue and I feel it's been given as a gift to me. That is to say, I don't choose the song -- it chooses me!
From all the possible choices one will stand out from the rest. One year it was O Little Town of Bethlehem. I'd sung and loved it since I was a little girl, but that particular year, I can still remember the moment when suddenly the words became so real and alive, it was as if I had never heard it before. It touched me somewhere deep inside.
This year it turns out not to be one of the old familiar carols with which I grew up, but it's a piece I don't think I've ever heard before. That is, until it popped up in the middle of a bunch of Rudolph and Jingle Bell renditions a few days ago on the local Christmas radio station. One small phrase caught my attention the first time I heard it and by the second and third time, I knew my music gift from heaven had been sent...and delivered to moi.
So... here it is from my heart to yours..... Christmas Must Be Tonight with Robbie Robertson. I share it with the hope that you will be touched by its gentle, ever fresh and current message. Who knows, it might become your song this Christmas too.