Recently, as I was driving to work, I switched on the radio to listen to some Christian music. To my chagrin, even though in my world it was Advent, the station was blaring Christmas music. I was totally tempted to turn off the radio and growl at the culture for not actually preparing for Christmas. However, a new song – at least to me – flooded my conscience: The Heart of Christmas by Matthew West.
As soon as the first few measures began, my soul hungered to listen to its message. At a very high level, the song talks about the busyness of this season and the pressure that we all put on ourselves to get Christmas just right. But the HEART of Christmas? No other than a babe lying in a manger – the feeding trough of animals.