Christmas Baby: A Holy Night for a Holy Knight


The first Christmas was a silent and holy night.

I’m familiar with silent nights. They track me down and schedule dates on my calendar. Because I lose my voice about once a year, unable to squeak out a single word.

Laryngitis sets up residence in my vocal cords. But it’s never a good time.

Like a few years ago, silence struck with a job interview the next day.

And it happened recently with three speaking events coming up, the first in only three short days. Still, I was rendered silent against my will. My voice takes short vacations without even asking me for permission to leave. Oh, the nerve!

Silent Night

Late into silent nights, I try every known home remedy. I sip on herbal tea with honey and fresh lemon. Under the canopy of a bath towel, my face hovers over steam rising up from the sink. Also, I pop throat drops in copious amounts.

It’s no secret, I’m fond of talking. Me and words are BFF’S. “Verbose” should be inscribed on my forehead or near my mouth. Rest assured of my family’s reaction to periods of silence: “Praise God!”

Yet, words in considerable number usually adhere to my wishes whenever I need them. But on silent nights, words fail me.

Have you ever fallen silent, unable to speak? Or, maybe something or someone left you speechless.

Holy Knight

Lyrics to the Christmas song, Silent Night, paint the setting of a holy night in history. The introduction of a baby to the world. A holy night for a Holy Knight.

CHRISTMAS BABY: A HOLY NIGHT FOR A HOLY KNIGHT, Photo by Pro Church Media on Unsplash

Set your eyes on these definitions for knight:

  • The rank given to a man of noble birth, for honorary military duty, or for services to his country (Google).
  • “A defender, champion, or zealous upholder of a cause or principle” (The Free Dictionary Online).

You see, the baby Jesus was of noble birth. Nobility inherited from His royal lineage and the God of the universe.

“I, Jesus…am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star” (Revelation 22:16, ESV).

Further, God assigned His Son an honorary military duty that brought a notable silence into the world. The military meaning “to silence” indicates “to still enemy fire” (

Born King, Knight, and spiritual Warrior, Christ came to silence enemy fire with His work on the cross, an empty tomb, and His Word.

Holy One

The Holy One with Us.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1, ESV).

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14, ESV).

As the champion of righteousness, Christ triumphs over evil, the enemy, and all of Satan’s artillery in our life. And as Holy Knight, Jesus upholds the cause for holiness.

Jesus. Is. Our. Holy. Defender.

Christmas celebrates the Savior. A silent and holy night. In momentary glimpses of His Holy presence on this earth, I’m rendered silent. Unable to squeak out a single word.

One day we shall see the Holy Knight face to face. In that moment, I will fall on my knees speechless before a matchless King.

And I’ll be at the mercy of His Holiness. When I am able to utter a sound, I will glorify the name of Jesus loud and clear.

Gloria in excelsis Deo, Latin for “Glory to God in the highest” (Wikipedia).

But until I see Jesus, wordy me will raise my voice for the One raised to give me life…the Knight who deserves all praise and honor.

Come and bow before Jesus and adore Him. Worship Christ at Christmas and all year long.

The King is coming back!


*Featured Photo by Josh Boot on Unsplash.

*Top Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash.

*Middle Photo by Pro Church Media on Unsplash.

*Bottom Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash.

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Karen Friday

Whether the spoken or written word, Karen thrives in moving an audience to experience laughter, tears, surprise, and deep reflection. She not only possesses an affection for words (just ask her family), but she also cherishes God’s Word. Karen is an award-winning writer who has published both devotions and articles with a mission to know Jesus more and make Him known. She contributes to several national sites while she works on her first non-fiction book. In the blogging world, she is referred to as “Girl Friday” where she shares a central message: you are never far from hope. And she considers her life as a pastor’s wife and women’s ministry leader a sacred calling. Karen and her husband Mike reside in East Tennessee and have two grown children and two grandchildren. The entire family is fond of the expression, “TGIF: Thank God it’s Friday.” They owe Monday an apology. Connect with her blog community, Hope is Among Us.

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  1. Wow Karen, I will remember your explanation of Holy Knight. “ in honorary military duty that brought a notable silence into the world… Silence the enemy fire with his work on the cross… “. Such a teaching piece to share.
    I too will join you in raising my voice for the One who deserves all praise and honor.

    1. Valerie, I found that so comforting and powerful. And glad the Lord led me to those definitions and research. Born King, Knight, and spiritual Warrior, Christ came to silence enemy fire with His work on the cross, an empty tomb, and His Word. Hallelujah!

  2. Let Him render us speechless in awe and wonder of all He has done! I know this may seem odd to many, but after years and years of having to lead children’s choir at church on Christmas Eve, I’ve embraced this time to simply sit in the silence and solitude, praying and giving thanks to the God who gave His only Son to renew our lives, our hopes, and our dreams, forgiving our sins forever.
    Blessings, Karen, and Merry Christmas!

    1. Martha, I love what you shared. It doesn’t seem odd to me at all. Sitting in silence and solitude while praying and worshiping always redirects my heart to the Holy Knight and becomes my own little holy night. Merry Christmas!

  3. What a beautiful word picture of our Holy Knight! Though silent physically from time to time, you never truly lose your voice. GIRL FRIDAY. He often speaks to me spirit through your blogs. Merry Christmas, sis.

  4. Oh, how sweet and encouraging, Candice. Thank you! That’s true, our voice is never totally hushed. Our written words and our lives speak volumes. Merry Christmas!

    1. Praise the Lord, Ava. I never knew this connection before either. I’m so thankful the Lord allowed me to make this discovery and celebrate Jesus as our Holy Knight.

  5. Such a great message, Karen! God bless you for consistently and beautifully raising your voice for our Lord!

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