Heavenly Peace

I love this time of year.  As a Christian, no matter how stressful this season can be, with all its parties and shopping and overeating and bad driving conditions and commercial greed and overplayed Christmas songs on the radio... I'm still able to sit in my living room at the end of the day, with only the lights of the Christmas tree glowing, and relax and rest in the fact that Jesus came into the world over 2,000 years ago and still gladly gives his peace to those who will only ask for it and then open their minds and hearts to it. Keep that sentiment, focus on the baby Jesus, the grown-up Jesus, the crucified Jesus, and most importantly, the risen Jesus... and you'll find that the noisy static of the outside world is kept at a distance. You can climb into your bed and sleep in heavenly peace. 

Silent night, holy night / Son of God / Love's pure light / Radiant beams from thy holy face / With the dawn of redeeming grace / Jesus, Lord at thy birth / Jesus, Lord at thy birth.

May God bless you, and may you embrace his grace, mercy and peace this holy and beautiful season.