I was reading the newspaper this morning. I read four stories from the front page. So much tragedy, so many horrible things people have done, so many lives lost. Right across the page of  a story I was reading about a teen driver who killed everyone including himself in a car accident, allegedly on purpose, there was an ad for a Christmas sale.

For a split second, I thought “how ironic.” How can we be celebrating Christmas with all this hate and tragedy and sadness in the world? Then tears filled my eyes as words from my favorite Christmas Hymn came to my mind, “God is not dead, nor doth he sleep.”

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day: Text: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – Music: John Baptiste Calkin

I heard the bells on Christmas day, 

Their old familiar carols play,

And wild and sweet the words repeat of,

“Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men.”

I thought how as the day had come,

The belfries of all Christendom,

Had rolled along the unbroken song of,

“Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men.”

Then in dispair I bowed my head,

“There is no peace on Earth,” I said.

“For hate is strong and mocks the song,

of ‘Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men.'”

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, Good Will to Men!”


About snow05

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have a hard working, hilarious husband and a smart and beautiful daughter. (If I do say so myself). I have a brother and three sisters, and since being married have added five more sisters, and another brother to the list. I like writing and singing in my spare time and an occasional video game. I have two other blogs one for silliness and one for support of woman who've experienced a loss of pregnancy. In this blog, I hope to write the inspiring things I see in life, my faith and love for Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and their gospel, and the love of my family.

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