13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. 14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Ephesians 2:13-14 (KJV)
On this day were born two men, Major General George Patton IV, the son of the famous World War II General Patton, and Mayor Manfred Rommel. This man was the son of the German Field Marshall Rommel. While the younger Patton was stationed in Germany, the two became friends.
On the eve of Christmas, it reminds me of another time when a Child brought peace to those who had been enemies. We had no reason to hope that the sins of both our fathers and ourselves had any chance of redemption, and yet Christ gave us all the opportunity of freedom.
This is also the anniversary of the Christmas Truce of World War 1. Soldiers forgot their animosity of each other to remember God’s love to us all. May we remember on this Christmas, the real Christmas Truce.
For it was not a cease fire, or a forgetting of old iniquities. It was a call to each of us that God loved us so much, He was born to give His life for all of us. May The Prince Of Peace reign in every heart, and may all know He is greater than any sin, and that none have to be ashamed when they seek Him.