As it is the Christmas Season, there is a lot of Christmas music being played right now. As I listen to the lyrics, sometimes I wonder why songs have become exclusively labeled as a Christmas song. One of those songs is “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” I have heard it used in Worship a couple times in my life outside of Christmas, but not very often. I think the simplicity of the song could be made to good use throughout the year.
Let There Be Peace on Earth and let it begin with me.
Let There Be Peace on Earth, the peace that was meant to be!
With God our creator, children all are we.
Let us walk with each other in perfect harmony.
Let peace begin with me. Let this be the moment now.
With ev’ry breath I take, let this be my solemn vow;
To take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally!
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me!
So here’s my challenge: find ways to use this message and song throughout the year! Share how each of us can play a role in making peace. Peace isn’t only an Advent activity…it’s a lifestyle!