I'll tell you what I love about this little experience of listening to this in the car. The show isn't religious in any way, it's a show for people who love music by people who love music. I'm not sure if the gentleman who picked Come Thou Fount is Christian or not. For those who heard this show, it didn't matter. The message of that song came through all the same. He played the song because it's a great song, better than any other he could think of.
Sufjan Stevens is a Christian. His music is enjoyed by Christians & non-Christians alike. His music isn't promoted by a Christian music label. Sufjan Stevens has made a name for himself because he makes great music, not because he is a Christian. It matters not whether he makes any great statement about being a Christian, the message comes through in the song. I believe we are called to do the same. We are called to do what we do to the best of our abilities to show God's love to others. This performance fits the bill, it cuts through the smoke & the darkness & shines brightly for all to see.
Five Favorite Songs of the Day
Do You Hear What I Hear?-Sufjan Stevens
Silent Night-Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns
White Christmas-Charlie Parker
Silent Night All Day Long-John Prine
Merry Christmas, friends.