The Voice of Christmas

The Voice of Christmas

By Bob Perks He had been a long time member of the church but refused to show up for services let alone join. He was an integral part of the Christmas Choir, but would not attend rehearsals. Still, everyone looked forward to seeing him once a year. So much, in fact, they would hold a seat for him at the candlelight service every Christmas Eve. Many of the congregation would arrive early to get a good seat nearby the gentleman. Was it his personality? No, he really kept to himself rarely sharing a word with anyone. It was his voice. “Oh Holy Night” was his song. Throughout his life, he often wished for the chance to perform it at a local church. Although the spirit of Christmas had left his heart years ago with the passing of his wife, this one song, those special lyrics, belonged to him. It was said that it was her favorite song and although poor, the richness of his voice was his gift to her. This church, that night, was always theirs. As the service progressed anticipation would build. Everyone joined in singing “Silent Night,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem” and others. Then the big moment would arrive. The choir would stand, the church organ would begin to play. “O holy night, the stars are

View Full Post

;

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!