What a great message!
This has been my favorite Christmas carol ever since hearing it as a small girl. Its message is powerful and beautiful because it takes our reality so seriously.
It is only when we see how badly we needed a Savior to rescue us that we feel the joy and wonder that He really did come for us.
Technically, this isn’t a Creation Hymn because the author doesn’t tell us why we were “pining” (that means slowly dying) in sin. It also doesn’t tell us why the soul hadn’t “felt its worth” before Jesus’ coming.
But we know where to find the answer to those questions! All our misery and emptiness started one day, at the beginning of time. It’s the first history recorded after God tells us how He made everything.
Naturalism sure can’t tell us we have any worth. They tell us we’re just cosmic accidents: really exciting stuff-…
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