Yesterday I was helping Sarah download some music to her ipod (yeah, she has an ipod and her parents don't!) and she wanted some Christmas songs on it. It was then that I realized I haven't heard my favorite Christmas song this season. She had some itunes money left and was gracious enough to let me purchase it (secretly, she loves it too), and I keep listening over and over and over. (There is much rolling of the eyes when she catches me with her ipod. I have to ask permission first or pay her a quarter).
Anyway, the song I love so much is Welcome to our World by Chris Rice. I think it is so, so beautiful, and these lines always make me cry:
Fragile fingers sent to heal us,
Tender brow prepared for thorn,
Tiny heart whose blood will save us,
Unto us is born. Unto us is born.
So wrap our injured flesh around You,
Breathe our air and walk our sod.
Rob our sin, and make us holy,
Perfect Son of God. Perfect Son of God.
Welcome to our world.