"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."
By: Norma W. Beaird
The holidays, a manger scene, bring thoughts of “Peace on earth”,
A phrase proclaimed by angels giving news of Jesus’ birth.
God’s messengers declared His peace to shepherds in the fields,
Then Christ spoke peace unto the waves when He said, “Peace be still”.
So why must people live in fear, devoid of hope and faith,
For God desires we live in peace, to trust Him and obey.
So friend, if you are troubled with the cares this life may bring,
Let Jesus give you endless peace and joyful songs to sing.
For storm clouds gather in our minds, but faith will send us light,
God’s perfect peace will shelter us and calm the stormy nights.
For peace will not be found in worldly treasures or possessions,
If only youth would teach us of this most important lesson.
When we open a Christmas card declaring “Peace on Earth”,
It means much more than shepherds and those three inspiring words.
Sweet peace arrived one Christmas night, born in a humble manger,
For Jesus came to break the chains of fear, despair and anger.
This world will try to give you peace, but there’s no substitution,
Salvation born in Bethlehem brought quiet revolution.
So if you’re overwhelmed with pain, the guilt of sin or hurt,
Seek Jesus as the Answer and discover “Peace on Earth”.