The opening words to John Lennon’s “So This is Christmas” go something like this “So this is Christmas/And what have you done/Another year over/And a new one begun.” The song goes on to describe the hope for peace on earth. But this old world seems so far from having any hope for “peace on earth.” With what is going on in the world, things seem to be so desperate and out of control. In times such as this, is there any hope at all?
Christmas tells us a different story. It tells us of the birth of a Child, One born into desperate poverty and yet was a King. He is the One Who came to bring peace on earth. Yet if this is so, why are things so messed up? It is because of sin in the world for we are fallen creatures. It is because of our disobedience that we are so far from God.
But Christ came to set things right through His birth, His life, His death and His resurrection from the dead. He now reigns as our Intercessor before the Father in heaven. We can now look forward to the day when there will be true peace on earth through the reign of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We can look to that day with confident hope and expectation.