What are you wishing for this Christmas? World peace? Seems like a bit of a stretch. But it’s actually a good news, bad news situation. I would invite you to keep reading, then check out the link below to Dan Balow’s post, The Christmas Truce Be sure to watch the video.
The post and video recount events from 100 years ago this Christmas Eve–Christmas 1914–when a Christmas truce spontaneously broke out at the front lines of the war. It began with sniping and suspicion, transitioned to carols, then Christmas day produced heartfelt handshakes between combatants, exchanges of gifts, and wishes for peace. But it didn’t last, and it was never repeated on any of the 3 successive Christmases of WWI. The peace we seek and pray for as we reflect on the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem will never be realized until he sits on His throne and establishes a just and righteous reign. However, His peace is offered to each of us, individually, through his love, mercy, and grace. That peace is offered to all who will trust Him to give it and who open their hearts and minds to receive it. That’s the good news of Christmas.