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Writing "December"

The song "December" is deeply symbolic, but is also close to Luke's heart, representing his decades-long battle with depression. Using bleak, wintery images as the starting point, and the star of Bethlehem as the bridge, the song breaks through with a powerhouse chorus testifying to daily renewed faith. Much like the odyssey of the wise men following a constellation map to the birthplace of Christ, the journey to mental health can be treacherous and tedious, fraught with physical dangers and frequent misdirection. Fortunately, it is not a quest upon which one sets out in vain. There is an end to the journey, however improbable or inconceivable it might seem stumbling through the darkest night. Look to the skies for direction, and keep walking! Happy Advent season to Rebel Prophets fans everywhere!