There's Still My Joy
But,even before I knew the background story, I had a vision of this song being about Mary, the mother of Jesus; her first Christmas after the death and resurrection of her Son must have been an emotional war ground. Joy, pain, grief, anger; the stages of grief wrapped up into one big package of confusion.
But, the reason I adore Mary is because of her example of grace and understanding. It would be like her to find the joy in a day that most modern day mothers would find only sadness.
I've had a vision for a long time, that of shooting a video that would express the pictures in my head every time I hear the song. It's probably not going to happen, so I pulled together these graphics to tell the story.
In the graphics are some theological tidbits that jump out - tidbits, that weren't planned. However you understand this, see it through the eye of a mother rejoicing the first world-wide celebration of the birth of her son. We don't really know if there was one, but even if it started only in her heart, the celebration is still happening and the story of the birth is the first chapter to the greatest story ever told.