When Peace Seems Out of Reach
It's true. The more I look into my own feelings and heart for peace, the harder it is to find. On the other hand, when I look to Christ and his promises, then things are different.
Silent Night, Holy Night!All is calm, all is brightround yon virgin mother and childHoly Infant, so tender and mild,Sleep in heavenly peace.(Joseph Mohr, 1792-1848; tr. John F. Young, 1820-85)
Will you catch it this year? That illusive feeling called the Christmas spirit? Usually it's brought on by healthy doses of the familiar trappings of the season: twinkling lights on Christmas trees, gaily wrapped packages, strains of familiar carols. These all bring on annual waves of nostalgia, weaving their magical web in heart and mind. ...