One of my favorite carols is I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day. We are living in a world full of strife. The news is full of hate and violence. The press is so negative and biased. People are intolerant of each other. It’s a sad state of affairs. But this Christmas carol gives us hope.
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
Then rang the bells more loud and deep
God is not dead, nor does he sleep
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
With peace on earth, good will to men
Did you catch that? The wrong shall fail, the right prevail. No matter what is going on in this world, God is not dead or absent. He knows what’s happening. He sees it all and in the end – the wrong shall fail and the right will prevail. What an amazing promise! It gives us hope. That’s what I wish for you this Christmas – the hope and peace that God gives us.