A Christmas Wish

What is Christmas? It is the tenderness of the past, courage for the present, and hope for the future. (Agnes M. Pahro, late artist and poet)

She continues: “It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.” In these few days before Christmas, we do find joy in thinking of past celebrations and we can have hope for the future. But the hoped-for peace will come only because of the Christ child who is the intended Prince of Peace.

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. . . .  And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).