Sunday, December 7, 2014
Day 8: "Silent Night"
Lyrics: "Silent Night"
The Baptist Hymnal (1991): #91
Questions for thought and discussion:
1. This carol gives us one of the most "romantic" views of Christmas, pictures of a peaceful night, and tranquil Mary, and physically glowing Infant. Do you think this is a negative thing? Should our view of Christmas be more "realistic"? Or is it acceptable to rose-tint it a little because it was such an amazing event?
2. This song specifically refers to Mary's virginity. Why was this so important? Mary's response to the angel's proclamation was simple, but it should really inspire all of us. Seriously think about her obedience in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Is that kind of faith inimitable?
3. Jesus was the "Son of God", but He was also Mary's son. Do you think that ever caused conflict for her? Jesus was completely human (also, completely God). How do you think He felt about His mother?
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