Mary and Joseph were young folks with their first baby. They couldn’t find a room in a hotel, let alone a hospital. They ended up in a barn. I would imagine it was drafty and cold. But this is where the King of the universe chose to be born, humbly, in a barn, in a little tiny town in a little tiny country that was at that time, under the rulership of a foreign nation.
How do you get a baby to sleep? My wife Mary and I have had four babies and we have been blessed with 10, soon to be 11 grandbabies and we have found one of the best ways to get a baby to sleep is to snuggle them, rock them and sing to them.
I believe the writer of the Christmas hymn had all of this in mind as he wrote the song Taladh Chriosda. It is a lullaby sung from the viewpoint of the mother, Mary. When my wife Mary recorded it, she decided to learn the first verse in the original Gaelic and that’s what we did.
I hope that you will click on the link and listen. If you like the song, please share it with your friends and family.
May this season be blessed for you and your family. May you see the baby Jesus with fresh eyes, may his purpose in coming to redeem the lost, find renewed meaning in your lives this Christmas.