Scripture tells us that, when Jesus was born, the angels sang, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will.” (Luke 2:13–14) In fact, in many of our Christmas carols, we sing of peace:
- “Sleep in heavenly peace.” (“Silent Night”)
- “And praises sing to God the king, and peace to men on earth.” (“O Little Town of Bethlehem”)
- “His law is love and His gospel is peace.” (“O Holy Night”)
- “Peace on earth and mercy mild…” (“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”)
- “And wild and sweet the words repeat, of peace on earth, good will to men.” (“I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”)
- “Peace on the earth, good will to men, from heaven’s all gracious King.” (“It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”)
Since the coming of Jesus Christ has a lot to do with peace, it should give us pause to think about what our understanding of peace is! In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we explore the biblical understanding of peace.
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Great point about peace being in alot of Christmas Carols. And at this time of year and the issues we are facing in this world, its very important to bring this point across to Children and the Adults.
Very true, Ruth. Thanks!