Christmas Comes

As I have reflected on the state of our world today, it is enough to get so discouraged. The division and hatred is so great that it makes one wonder the same thing as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow who wrote,

And in despair I bowed 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! (from Christmas Bells).
 
Yet, I am reminded that, even in the midst of the turmoil, Christmas still comes. Every time we see the work of God in another person; every time a kind word is said; every time a loving deed is done; Christmas light breaks into a darkened world! Christmas comes!
We have a part to play in making the story of Christmas come alive in our world. We each are one of the Christmas lights who shine to make this world a better place. So let us speak kind words, do loving deeds, and be the hands and feet of Christ in another person’s life.
 
Through our lives let us proclaim:
God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to [all]. (from Christmas Bells).
 
Merry Christmas to All!
 
Your friend and pastor,
Pastor Lee