Peace on Earth.
Christmas is a time when we celebrate the coming of the Prince of Peace. The angels sang, “peace on earth, good will towards men” on the night He was born.
He arrived as a child. He arrived in peace.
But in spite of this, all across this globe of ours mankind continues to wage war.
World War I, or “The Great War” was considered “the war to end all wars”. Of the 65 million that fought in this conflict, half never made it home. It was thought that with the devastation and aftermath of modern warfare, humanity would take every measure to prevent it from ever happening again.
Sadly, it was mere decades before the seeds of another World War were sown.
But in the midst of the bloodshed, there is one bright spot that shines out through the darkness of this conflict.
The Christmas Truce of 1914….