HEAVENLY PEACE

“Silent night, holy night All is calm, all is bright Round yon Virgin Mother and Child Holy Infant so tender and mild Sleep in heavenly peace Sleep in heavenly peace” Silent Night “You will keep in perfect peace, those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.”  Isaiah 26:3 The Oxford English Dictionary definesContinue reading “HEAVENLY PEACE”

EVERLASTING LIGHT

“O little town of Bethlehem How still we see thee lie Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by Yet in thy dark streets shineth The everlasting Light The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in thee tonight” O Little Town of Bethlehem  “At the same time, it isContinue reading “EVERLASTING LIGHT”

THIS IS CHRIST THE KING

“This, this is Christ the King, Whom shepherds guard and Angels sing Haste, haste, to bring Him laud, The Babe, the Son of Mary.” What Child Is This “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14 AlthoughContinue reading “THIS IS CHRIST THE KING”

REST BESIDE THE WEARY ROAD

“O ye beneath life’s crushing load,Whose forms are bending low,Who toil along the climbing wayWith painful steps and slow;Look now, for glad and golden hoursCome swiftly on the wing;Oh rest beside the weary roadAnd hear the angels sing.”  It Came Upon the Midnight Clear “Come to me all who are weary and burdened and IContinue reading “REST BESIDE THE WEARY ROAD”

DO YOU KNOW WHAT I KNOW?

Do you know what I know In your palace wall mighty king Do you know what I know A child, a child Shivers in the cold Let us bring him silver and gold” Do You Hear What I Hear  “but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make aContinue reading “DO YOU KNOW WHAT I KNOW?”

RESPONDING WITH FAITH

“Angels we have heard on high Sweetly singing o’er the plains And the mountains in reply Echoing their joyous strains” Angels We Have Heard On High “In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.” Luke 2:1 It was the ultimate birth announcement. Christ was born!  ItContinue reading “RESPONDING WITH FAITH”

CALLED TO SERVE

“In his master’s step he trod, where the snow lay dented. Heat was in the very sod which the saint had printed. Therefore, Christian men, be sure, wealth or rank possessing, ye who now will bless the poor shall yourselves find blessing” Good King Wenceslas “Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord,Continue reading “CALLED TO SERVE”