The room begins pitch black.

Out of the darkness, this song, Immanuel, begins to play.

The Christ candle shares its flame with hand-held candles throughout the room. As the song progresses, the room transforms from dark to light.

Fears melt, hope flickers, and heart-bent knees bow.

Without fail, Michael Card’s music has been a part of every Christmas celebration I’ve planned over the years.

God with us. Oh, what a glorious truth!

Thank You, Jesus.