My favorite version of Silent Night is the one by Mercy Me with Amy Grant. Imagine my surprise when I discovered there was a cd that I don't own. I almost ordered it online, but decided to wait til after Christmas since I wouldn't get it in time anyway. Tonight, running errands, I decided to stop in at the Garden of Readin' to see if by chance they had it. They didn't. The lady standing next to me joked "Ha, Ha, I have my copy in the car." We laughed and then I left to continue running errands.
About ten minutes later I was at Kohl's and I heard a voice say, "I am totally supposed to give you my cd." Yup. It was the bookstore lady. She said she had been feeling like a real heel for teasing me and that she should have offered me her copy back there since she has it on her Ipod anyway. She went out to her car and came back with Mercy Me's The Christmas Sessions. I couldn't believe it. Her name is Kristin and I may never see her again. But she totally touched my heart with her generosity.
When I look at the big cosmic picture here, I think about the big grin God must have been wearing on His face all evening, knowing how surprised and excited I was going to be. Like when you know you have something special for someone that they don't know about yet. A real gift.
Here is the song. Take a minute to enjoy it. Merry Christmas!