I heard the bells on Christmas Day...
December 27, 2020 by Pastor Doug Hornok
Dear Members and Friends,
"I heard the bells on Christmas Day, their old familiar carols play, and wild and sweet the words repeat of peace on earth, goodwill to men."
If ever there was a time that would try a man's faith, it was that long-ago Christmas morning when those joyous bells jolted his reverie, commanding his attention. During his sad contemplations, Longfellow's faith was stirred by the meaning of the sound of the town's church bells as it reached his ears on that Christmas Day. In response he took his pen and added this verse:
"Then pealed the bells more loud and deep, God is not dead, nor doth He sleep; the wrong shall fail, the right prevail, with peace on earth, goodwill to men."
This is not merely a sentimental Christmas carol. It is a message of hope for all the ages. It is a message of hope for you ... and for me.
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