Today we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Lamb who takes away the sin of the world. Let us be glad and rejoice in it!
Sometimes Christmas carols become so familiar that we stop listening to the words. Today, stop and ponder the last two verses of “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” written by Edmund H. Sears in the 1800s.
And ye, beneath life’s crushing load,
Whose forms are bending low,
Who toil along the climbing way
With painful steps and slow,
Look now! for glad and golden hours
Come swiftly on the wing;
Oh, rest beside the weary road
And hear the angels sing!
For lo! the days are hastening on
By prophet bards foretold,
When, with the ever-circling years
Shall come the age of gold;
When Peace shall over all the earth,
Its ancient splendors fling,
And the whole world give back the song,
Which now the angels sing.
May the peace of Christ rule in your hearts today and throughout the year to come!