It’s rare that I come across a new Christmas song that I fall in love with. But I found one today. The group Cloverton has taken a popular song and written new lyrics for it that tell the Christmas story. Listening to it today took my breath away and brought tears to my eyes.

The part of the song that prompted the tears? “My sins would drive the nails in You. That rugged cross was my cross too.”

The older I get, the more I can understand why Mom used to shed tears over the Gospel. The reality of my own sinfulness weighs heavy. Realizing the price of my sin, and then coming to see how costly and precious a gift salvation truly is… How can grace like that not bring me to my knees in tears? Hallelujah indeed; God be praised!