The sounds of Christmas are beautiful, music fills the air. In congregations large and small we sing the hymns of Christmas; “Silent Night” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “What Child Is This, Who, Laid to Rest?” just to name a few. Shopping malls play music as we walk and shop from store to store. Outdoor malls like Village Point play their music through outdoor speakers, and although the air is chilly the music warms our hearts and memories. Radio stations air the top 100 songs of Christmas from Elvis, Andy Williams, Perry Como and countless others that allow us to reminisce about our childhood memories of Christmases long ago.
However the greatest lyrics composed for the world were the ones sung by angels to the shepherds; “Glory to God in the Highest and on Earth Peace Goodwill to All Men.” The anthem still rings today, for peace and goodwill is still the elusive dream of all nations and people.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God. Let us ascribe to be peacemakers in and to our world.
Pastor Blaine Pritchett