WHITE HORSE: An Advent Song For Harassed Hearts

I’d like a white horse for Christmas. I wouldn’t mind some Florida sunshine, strong coffee and a stronger back rub, but a white horse tops my list.

Bring me a white horse for Christmas
We’ll ride him through the town
Out into the snowy woods
Where we will both lie down

Underneath white birches
Our faces toward the sky
We will make snow angels
With our white horse standing by

Hush now, baby
One day we’re gonna ride
Hush now, baby
Our white horse through the sky

Bring me a white horse for Christmas
We’ll ride him through the snow
All the way to Bethlehem
Two thousand years ago

I wanna speak with the angel
Who said do not be afraid
I wanna kneel where the oxen knelt
Where the little child was laid

Hush now, baby
One day you’re gonna ride
Hush now, baby
Your white horse through the sky

No bridle will he be wearing
His unshod hoofs they will fly
Keep a watch this Christmas
For that white horse in the sky

Hush now, baby
One day we’re gonna ride
Hush now, baby
Our white horse through the sky

Hush now, baby
Let every angel sing
Hush now, baby
One day we’ll ride again

Over The Rhine, “Snow Angels”

Keep looking up. The baby of Bethlehem will ride.

Is a white horse on your Christmas list? Here’s why he’s on mine.

Advent Darkness

White horse face

We’re only one week into Advent, but 2021 has had feel of an eternal Advent with all the longing for justice and waiting for answers and fights for peace.

I feel the ache. This week left me second guessing a lot of things I thought knew. About how to love like Jesus loved and live not by lies and walk in grace and truth.

This first Advent week my convictions are getting all muddled and despite seeking God’s will, I grew more befuddled.

Because relationships are messy business. Sometimes loving feels like dying and sometimes hope meets with sighing.

Jesus knows. He came to his own, but his own received him not. Sorrow and joy comingle.

A White Horse Comes

The darkness in the world and the murkiness in my mind makes me ache for Jesus to come back. Which is what Advent’s all about anyway, right?

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.

I know Jesus is coming again. And I want to be one of those looking up, like Paul was, longing for his appearing (2 Timothy 4:8). Longing for Him. While I don’t always know how to love His world, I do know He loves me and calls me his child.

But to all who did receive him, he gave the right to be called children of God.

And I know the Baby of Bethlehem will come again and take his children to be where He is (John 14:3). That knowledge is calming my heavy heart this week.

Is your heart heavy or you mind a bit muddled too? Are you troubled by many things, by all your Christmas to-do’s?

If so, will you join me in these long last days and patiently wait until Jesus Christ brings his peace to reign?

Will you lift up your head and be on the lookout and get yourself ready for the coming of the King?

Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords. 

Revelation 19:11-12, 16