“O Holy Night” by Nurul Toisuta.

Suddenly became a viral on social media, a video uploaded by a Facebook account name “Bucken Lekatompessy” which is titled “‘Oh Holy Night’ by Nurul Toisuta”.

Many people do “like” and “share” this video. This video is showing a veiled woman named Nurul Toisuta (as written on that account) singing a song that often sung at the Christmas events “O Holy Night”, on Christmas celebrations of The big family of The Agency of tourism and the Creative Economy Dept. of Maluku province, Indonesia.

Of course this is quite unique considering the woman who sang the song was a veiled woman and on a Christmas event anyway. For the song “O Holy Night” which was created by Adolphe Adam in original songs in French Language in 1874, has been a kind of Christmas song for more than a hundred of year.

Some people may ask whether this is a form of tolerance. Hm … I think the tolerance is not necessary as this. If people respect to those who hold a celebration; not interfere with or hinder (forbid) the celebration is enough.

However, we do not know actually what the reason of this lady was for she wanted to contribute a song on this Christmas celebration. But of course it was her personal rights as long as there was not coercion from any party to do that.

Besides the unique reason, mba Nurul’s voice was also very good.  Those could be the reason why a lot of people “like” and “share” this video, including myself. But when I shared this video on my Facebook wall, a friend of mine commented my posting as below:

Friend: “Is this the definition of tolerance which you want, pastor?”

Me: “Well, I’m just enjoying the song my friend, while wondering why did she want to sing that song and at Christmas celebration if she is a Muslim?’ It’s very unique. In my opinion this was not about tolerance anymore, but perhaps she had another reason to do that. But what important thing is there was no coercion or pressure from anyone for her to sing that Christmas song”.

Friend: “So this is the tolerance form you want, don’t you? I’ll write it down.” (He meant to say to remember)

Me: “Ups…how did you interpret my comment? It was clear I wrote: ‘In my opinion this was not about tolerance anymore’ … it mean that the tolerance was not necessary like that …. Then I continue my comment …. but perhaps she had another reason to do that'”

Ah … fortunately I did not ask “who was his midwife?” as Mr Rizieq Shihab (a Muslim ustad) asked “who was Jesus Christ’s midwife?” on his lecture. 🙂


Below is one version of “O Holy Night” Lyrics

O HOLY NIGHT

O holy night the stars are brightly shining
It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth

A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new glorious morn
Fall on your knees
O hear the angels’ voices
O night divine
O night when Christ was born
O night divine o night
O night divine

A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new glorious morn
Fall on your knees
O hear the angels’ voices
O night divine
O night when Christ was born
O night divine o night
O night divine

Oh yes it was
Oh it is the night of our dear Savior’s birth
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, yeah
It was a holy holy holy, oh oh oh

——  Thanks You for visiting The “Cadel” Pastor Blog, God Bless You ———

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