Do They Know It’s Christmas?

Whether it’s our social media feed, TV, or the latest crop of cheesy Hallmark or Netflix Christmas movies, they all raise our hopes of what Christmas should feel like: joyful, merry, and above all else, peaceful. So the pressure mounts. We want the tranquil, happy Christmas we have been conditioned to expect. But the harsh reality is that this world is anything but peaceful. Not only is there suffering because of war and inflation, but the list of human misery is endless. At this time of year, those who hurt seem to feel it more acutely. Despite the world’s present dim and gray reality, there is hope. True and lasting peace is freely offered through the cross of Christ.