O Holy Night is one of the most famous and well-loved Christmas carols.
The first time I understood this verse I wept.
I was in chains. Chains of self-doubt, worry and unbalanced expectations.
Christ's love for me, revealed through His obedience at the cross, along with the powerful Word of God, silenced the lies in my head.
His Word penetrated my heart and changed it from an earthly point of view of myself to a heavenly point of view.
I saw myself as unlovable, worthless, without a purpose. Now I know that I am loved, cherished and born to serve the King of the Universe.
As we celebrate the birth of our Savior, let's take a look at one verse in the beloved carol and compare it to Scripture.
Chains Shall He break
He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains. Psalm 107:14 NIV
I am your servant, LORD, I serve you just as my mother did; you have freed me from my chains. Psalm 116:16 NIV
For the slave is our brother
but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant (slave), coming in the likeness of men Philippians 2:7 NKJV
For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother Mathew 12:50 NIV
For He who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source, That is why He is not ashamed to call them brothers Hebrews 2:11 ESV
and in His name all oppression shall cease
Then we cried to the L oppression. Deuteronomy 26:7 ESV, the God of our fathers, and the L heard our voice and saw our affliction, our toil, and our
From and violence, He redeems their life... Psalm 72:14 ESV
I still get chills when I sing this song.
I remember the prophecy of Isaiah 61 concerning Jesus
The Spirit of the Lord is on me because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor Luke 4:18-19 NIV
Jesus declared that He is the fulfillment of this prophecy. (to see the probability of Christ fulfilling prophecy click HERE)