David Shearer Music


The Simple Gifts

As I sat in church yesterday, I was blessed by the gifts of music and eyesight.  Boni signed the words to "Oh, Holy Night,"  so those who were deaf could understand the amazing message found in the lyrics.  Her visual image was a painting in itself.  What would it be like to be deaf and miss out on the voice of the violin, the singer, the birds, even the sound of waves crashing upon the shoreline?  I could only try to imagine a silent world.  What of Helen Keller, who could neither hear nor see?  The simple gifts are the ones that we so often forget to acknowledge.  Thank you, God, this Christmas, for the simple, yet amazing gifts You give us everyday!