From Sanctuary by David Jeremiah
Celebrate His Love
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men! -Luke 2:14
In more than a few past wars, the warring nations would call a cease-fire for Christmas Day. They would agree that on Christmas Day they wouldn't shoot at each other, drop bombs, or try to destroy one another. Then, of course, the day after Christmas they would start killing each other again.
As strange as that custom has been, in a wonderful way it is a mute testimony to the purpose for which Christ came-to bring peace. That was the message the angels proclaimed.
Today, there are many places in our world where peace is not a word in anyone's vocabulary. Yet every Christian knows that there is coming a time when peace will reign on this earth. Each Christmas season, a kind of new hope is born in our hearts-that though the outlook may be dark, we can look beyond today. The Prince of Peace has come and with Him the faith that someday men will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks and we shall be at peace.
©Sanctuary 2002, 2011 David Jeremiah
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