On the eve of my favorite day of the year, please accept my wish that the peace of Christmas be with you and yours during this holiday season and throughout the coming year.
Yearning for Peace
We seek for peace this Christmastime
But hear the dissonant clamor of raucous commerce
As the world seeks solace in the glamor of expensive things
We send our youth to fight for peace
As wars within our shores and distant lands loom real,
But grieve when innocents die in the eternal freedom struggle.
We look to government for peace
But see ambitious men and women manipulate puppet strings of power
To feed their insatiable hunger for wealth and fame.
We work for peace in halls of justice,
Battling evil conspirators who exploit and kill and seek addiction of our souls.
But our fair sons and daughters are still not safe to walk alone at night.
We yearn, we fight, we search, we work for peace.
But we cannot find it in the cacophony of commerce.
Not in the clash of war,
Not in the spin of politics,
Not in endless legal conflict.
But we can find eternal peace
In Him who gave his very life and shed his precious blood for us.
The Prince of Peace.
For his words resoundingly proclaim:
“Peace I leave with you, Peace I give unto you:
Not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
- John 14:2
Happy Holidays from the Dixon family!