People always ask me around this time, "Paul, what's your favorite Christmas hymn?" It may be the most difficult question I have to answer all year!
There have been so many beautiful words written that capture the Advent story, and with each new addition, the narrative becomes no less amazing: the King of Kings and Lord of Lords leaves the splendor of glory to come to a shattered earth to suffer and die for self-oriented rebels.
The Messiah is not born in a palace, but in a stable. He...