“Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward people!”
It is interesting to note that Jesus later said in chapter 12 of the same book that he did NOT come to bring peace but division.
Before he would finish his task there would be a lot of violent conflict. And of course, there is still much violence in the world.
Too many places suffer from the ravages of war.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have peace on earth? Where we could all lay down our armor and wrap our arms around each other?
Where the lamb could lay down with the lion?
The angels sang about the day when peace would happen because the Christ child was born. Through Jesus, there will one day be peace.
The candles of advent represent hope, love, joy, and today, we light the candle of peace.