One of the challenges I have during the Christmas season is entering into the reality of the story of Jesus birth. Sometimes I think I know the story too well because it’s too easy to zone out of what we are really celebrating because “I’ve heard it all before." That’s sad.
But, I don’t think I’m alone. How many of us walk past a nativity during December and don’t realize this was a real event with real people from a real God whose love for us is real? This new song from Nichole Nordeman captures this in a profound way.
Something you might not know by just hearing it on the radio:
Nichole's song 'Real' was inspired by the book titled 'A Walk One Winter Night.' Her friend, Al Andrews, wrote the book after he stopped by a nativity scene one night and reconsidered the story of Jesus' birth. Al tells the story of how 'Real' came to be here on his blog and you can watch the video about his book here.
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