So, tonight as I was reading in Isaiah I was reminded of Lord of the Rings...as I so often am...and I thought I would share it with you now, for it seems fitting...for truly tonight, I am reminded what Christmas Eve is all about. Our Lord coming to this earth...( in two parts...)
Part One, tonight:
"The people walk in darkness
having seen a great light.
on those living in the land of the shadow of death
a light has dawned." Is 9:1-2
Suddenly the king cried to Snowmane and the horse sprang away. Behind him his banner blew in the wind, white horse upon a field of green, but he outpaced it. After him thundered the knights of his house, but he was ever before them. Eomer rode there, the white horsetail on his helm floating in his speed, and the front of the first roared like a breaker foaming to the shore, but Theoden could not be overtaken. Fey he seemed, or the battle-fury of his fathers ran like new fire in his veins, and he was borned of the Valar when the world was young. His gold sheild was uncovered, and lo! it shone like an image of the Sun, and grass flamed into green about the white feet of his steed. For morning came, morning and wind from the sea; and darkness was removed, and the host of Mordor wailed, and terror took them, and they fled, and died, and the hoofs of wrath rode over them. And then all the host of Rohan burst into song, and they sang as they slew, for the joy of battle was on them , and the sound of their singing that was fair and terrible came even to the City.
Ah yes, tonight I marvel at the majestic grandness of our King...He is not to be forgotten, to be belittled, brought down...for He came to this Earth to take it. To crush Satan under His heal once and for all...and THAT is to be praised...THAT is to be remembered.