As Christmas approaches, it is with Joy in our hearts that we send you this greeting. Since we aren’t able to celebrate Christ the Savior’s birth with you, we send you this link to David Phelps’ rendition of O Holy Night. According to Zondervan Publishing’s “Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas”, during the Franco-Prussian War in 1871, a French soldier climbed out of his foxhole on Christmas Eve during a fierce battle with German troops. He sang O Holy night. The fighting stopped and a German soldier responded with three versus of Martin Luther’s “From Heaven Above to Earth I Come”. According to the legend, the ceasefire continued for twenty-four hours, in honor of Christmas day.

May the Light of Heaven wrap you in Jesus’ love this Christmas and beyond. He is the greatest gift ever given and we rejoice with you in His life and miracle-working power.

Blessings, Diane and David Munson