Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests. (Luke 2:14)
There are so many things I enjoy during the Christmas season, but one of the things I enjoy the most are the Christmas carols. They seem to be playing everywhere I go. My favorite thing about it all is hearing people join in and sing to them. It doesn’t matter if the songs are playing in the grocery store, the mall, or the coffee shop. Everywhere I go I hear someone singing along. The joy of Christmas sweeps through every heart, even if they haven’t experienced the full meaning of it.
This has led me on a journey to discover the story behind some of the Christmas carols. I know I will sing them with more conviction and more meaning in my heart, if I know the full story behind them. So I’m going to take you on this journey with me. Let’s start with “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.”