“Life is an uphill battle. But it’s our choice whether or not we make it up the mountain. We can choose to give up or keep climbing to see the view at the top. The view is almost always worth the climb.”-Alexis Wohler. God put this saying on my heart when I was going through […]
2nd verse: “And in despair I bowed my head. There is no peace on earth I said. For hate is strong and mocks the song. Of peace on earth, good will to men. Chorus: But the bells are ringing (peace on earth). Like a choir singing (peace on earth). Does anybody hear them? (peace on earth). Peace on earth, good will to men. Then rang the bells more loud and deep. God is not dead, nor does he sleep (peace on earth, peace on earth). The wrong shall fail, the right prevail. With peace on earth, good will to men.”
Many times, throughout the Christmas season we don’t find peace. We forget to turn to the One who can give us peace. We get so used to hearing the same old Christmas songs and hearing the choirs singing about the way God has come to us to save us from our sins. He gave us Emmanuel, the prince of peace. But how often do we actually stop and listen to the words of the songs such as Mary Did You Know?” Or “Silent Night”, or especially, “Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel”? How often do we let the words sink into our hearts and resonate with us? Do we hear what God is trying to tell us? Do we hear what He is saying to us? Do we actually hear the songs and know what they mean and how they can help lift our mood during the holiday season? When was the last time you went to a choir concert and were in awe of the words of any Christmas song about Jesus? Did you ever stop to think that God has created all of these awesome songs so that we turn back towards Him especially during the time of His son Jesus’ birth and turn back to realizing what Christmas is all about? It was never meant to cause stress in our lives by buying gifts for everyone on our lists. It was meant to be a time of pure joy and bliss of remembering how Jesus came to save us all and to enjoy celebrating that good news with the ones we love.
The world truly does revolve from night to day. We go about our every day lives and forget to remember Jesus and thank Him for all He has done for us. Then we wonder why we don’t have peace in our lives and we begin to search for it through other means such as venting, drugs, alcohol and other horrid things. We soon realize that absolutely nothing can ever feel that void of God’s true peace. Only when we hit rock bottom, we realize that we have to turn back to Him for any kind of peace and tranquility in our lives. Go back to the other statement of listening to a choir sing. When you hear them sing, don’t you normally feel a sense of calm come over you? That could be God giving you a sense of peace in many different ways. You can often find peace in any situation. All you have to do is ask God to open up your eyes and your heart and help you find them. Once you find peace in the little things of life such as a choir singing at Christmas time, that time of the year won’t ever seem as stressful. Nor will any time in your life. Look for peace through knowing God and ask Him to keep that peace in your heart.