Merry Christmas!

soldiers christmas
Merry Christmas!!!
I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play;
In music sweet their tones repeat,
“There’s peace on earth, good will to men.”
I thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along th’ unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor does He sleep,
For Christ is here; His Spirit near
Brings peace on earth, good will to men.”
When men repent and turn from sin
The Prince of Peace then enters in,
And grace imparts within their hearts
His peace on earth, good will to men.
O souls amid earth’s busy strife,
The Word of God is light and life;
Oh, hear His voice, make Him your choice,
Hail peace on earth, good will to men.
Then happy, singing on your way,
Your world will change from night to day;
Your heart will feel the message real,
Of peace on earth, good will to men.
– Henry W. Longfellow

Thanksgiving 7

Today, on Veterans Day, I’m thankful for the men and women who have diligently served our country.  I appreciate their families and spouses which stay behind and “tend the home fires”.  I pray the Lord would send a his gospel out  amongst our soldiers and our Veterans.