Suddenly there was with the angel a company of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, and good will toward men.”Luke 2:13–14 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014)
Part of our Christmas tradition is visiting Disney World. We were able to stay and watch one of the final performances of Illuminations in Epcot. At Christmas, there is an additional ending added to the show. It is a song called “Let There be Peace on Earth.”
I love that song, especially in the version used for the show. It is sung by children. The message of the song is simple and can be summed up in the lyrics.
“Let there be peace on earth,
And let it begin with me.”
The fireworks were stunning… As was that verse in my mind.
God has already brought peace to the Earth! That is what we celebrate tonight. Peace on earth, goodwill to men. Peace begins with God. He began that idea from the foundation of the world. He gave us the Prince of Peace.
You can bring peace to earth, especially your parts of it. Let it begin with you. Repent, that is turn around!
Acknowledge the truth. That you and I are helpless to live rightly without Him.
Believe He is God. He lived and died as a human. He rose again, all for you and I.
Confess it aloud. Confess that Jesus is God. It will then lead you to confess sins and other things. Set yourself right toward God while you can.
Let there be peace on earth. It can be with you.