This is one of the best Christmas songs around with which to just sit and pray. Desperation, glory, newness, joy, wonder, surprise, salvation, beauty, the fulfillment of a promise and simple surrender – they are all here.
My typical response to this song is, “How is it that I should exist? I don’t have to exist, yet I do exist… and will exist… forever.” Immediate, boundless gratitude (for which there are no words). Existence itself is the greatest blessing, is it not?