The song, performed for the first time on Christmas Eve in 1818, became a reminder of hope across cultures, borders, and nations. In the Christmas Truce of 1914, during World War I, weapons were put down and soldiers sang Silent Night together on the battlefield in German, French, and English. Why? Why has this song lasted through the ages? Because the truth of the message fills us with the hope of the Savior. The truth of the message reminds us that even when political or social infrastructures seem to be crumbling around us, the love of our Savior will never crumble.
This is the message I pray you will focus on this Christmas. This is the peace I pray you’ll know. It is a hope for the ages and a joy beyond your wildest imagination!