Peace on Earth

Christmas bells

During the Civil War Henry Longfellow wrote the following poem:

 “I heard the bells on Christmas Day. Their old familiar carols play, both wild and sweet, the words repeat of peace on earth, good-will to men!

But in despair I hung my head; “There is no peace on earth” I said; For Hate is strong, and mocks the song of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Then rang the bells more loud and sweet; God is not dead, nor does he sleep. The wrong shall fail, the right prevail, of peace on earth, good-will to all men.”

This could apply to Jesus’ day or our day today, with the threats of Isis and Islamic terrorists and unnecessary religious and racial tensions. Jesus was born to die for people like you & me because “All Lives Matter” to God in Eternity.

So in the darkness of night God sent us his light of love and peace and eternal life. And as the Gospel has spread it proves to all God is not dead. His spirit is here and the words are clear of Peace on Earth, good will to all men.

We might not have it in this world just yet but we can have peace with God in our lives by accepting the light, love & life of the Lord Jesus Christ. Peace ought to define the Christian and make us distinctly different in a world of intolerant hate.

So as you have received the light, you must now go and do what’s right; proclaim to everyone you meet, God is not dead nor does he sleep. Peace on Earth in Jesus Christ.

Merry Christmas from the people of Victory International Fellowship.

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