On Christmas, most of us will gather with family or friends, exchange presents, watch kids tear through wrapped boxes in record time, and eat way too much food. Others will be faced with loneliness, health or financial issues, a broken family, and some will consider suicide.
But it’s “the most wonderful time of the year,” right?
The truth is even Christians don’t always feel joy and peace in this world or with other people. In fact, conflict often seems to be the norm. This temporary world is not our home as our citizenship is in Heaven (Phil. 3:20) and we truly are just passing through. But why does lasting peace seem so elusive, even during Christmastime?
Isn’t there supposed to be “peace on earth”? What did the angels mean when they appeared to the shepherds praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among…
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