I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
and wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to people He favors!” Luke 2:14 HCSB
“God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent His One and Only Son into the world so that we might live through Him.” 1 John 4:9 HCSB
To my friends, family, blog readers, #bookbesties, and anyone who may see this message, MERRY CHRISTMAS! I am grateful for each and every one of you, for your encouragement and love.
As you ponder the wonders of this season, I want to share a little of my heart with you all. That verse of “I Heard the Bells”? The peace it mentions can only by attained one way: through the provision of our Savior. As we wish each other merry days and peace, just remember the source of true peace offered to mankind. That source is a Savior whose humble birth we celebrate each December, but that should mark our days and our very lives with its grace and free gift of salvation.
My prayer for you in the coming year is that you would truly know peace by knowing Jesus.