Saturday, December 14th. The Second Week of Advent where we are celebrating PEACE.
"Your faith has saved you. Go in peace." LUKE 7:50
During the First World War, on Christmas Eve, the battlefield was strangely quiet. As the soft snow fell, the thoughts of the young men were of home and their families.
Softly one lad began to hum “Silent Night.” Others took up the chorus until the trenches resounded with the Christmas song. When they finished they were astonished to hear the song echoing from the trenches across no-man’s land: In their own tongue the other soldiers also sang “Silent Night.” That night they were thinking of the Prince of Peace, the Christ of Christmas.
How different this world would be if we could unite together around that “Holy Infant so tender and mild.” Earth can be as Heaven with Christ. Discord an be as peace when Christ is near. Midnight gloom can be transformed into noonday brightness when He abides with us.
Full peace will come only when Christ returns. But until that day we can know His peace in our hearts and can be messengers of His peace in the world, as we commit our lives to Him.
(Billy Graham, Hope for Each Day)
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