Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Peace

For the last four weeks, Christians have waited in the growing light shone by candles...a new one each week. Hope. Peace. Joy. Love. More light each week as the daylight grows shorter.

Tonight is Christmas Eve, when we will eat fish and go to a candlelight service where over a hundred candles will shine in the dark. We will remember the Reason for the Season.

We need to remember.

Peace. Especially now, peace.

In times of conflict, chaos, government shutdowns at the hands of people who are proud to shut down the world to get their own these times, it's important to remember that the Greatest Power in creation came down to us in the form of a baby in a stable, born of a powerless girl and guarded by the nicest step-father ever. His first visitors were the lowest of the low...poor shepherds who heard the angel song of courage and love and hope. Wise men and women still seek this Light in the darkness, this King of Kings, this Prince of Peace.

Remember. Peace is not the absence of conflict. It's the presence of Hope and Love. Love came down and ignited a hope that we still feel today, no matter what happens. Love, hope, peace, and the joy that comes with them. Advent is fulfilled tonight.

Peace be with you. Tonight. Tomorrow. Next year. Always.

Christmas peace,


  1. And let's also remember to pray for our leaders because God is in ultimate control and he sets men up to do His will and bring about His plan.

    1. Praying daily for peace, love, compassion, and mercy to rule the hearts of rulers everywhere.

  2. Happy Christmas to you and your family

  3. I can only echo the first Marsha: your sentiments are beautifully and perfectly written for this season and this time In our history. Much love to you, Susan.

  4. What a stunning card for a lovely message!!

  5. You have a beautiful way with words - thank you for the artistic inspiration and profound message. Merry Christmas!

  6. Well said and thank you Susan. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  7. A truly beautiful card, and your words... so perfect! There are days when our Canadian government doesn't inspire us much either - so we continue to pray for them too.


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