January 18, 2009

A Sunday note

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It’s Sunday morning and I’m listening to music. It’s just the normal music I play all the time, but suddenly I realized that Silent Night is playing. That’s a Christmas song isn’t it? I stopped and listened to the words. Silent night, holy night, ok, so there was a night that was special, but aren’t all nights (and days, special, and for those of any religious persuasion), holy? I think so. It’s talking about peace on earth. When, just one day? Why not peace every day? Nope, it’s not a Christmas song, it’s an everyday song.

Then came Amazing Grace. Wow! One man, one ship, one salvation that has inspired millions. Now that is spreading the word. Yes, he saw the light and changed his ways. Let us let that song to inspire us to change our evil ways and face the light. Do You Hear What I Hear? Does the voice of the spirit only speak to us on one day a year? I sure hope not! I believe we have a chance at salvation every day of the year. Oh, you don’t belong to a church? You won’t find salvation because of that? I wonder. Do you believe in the savior? Do you believe in a God? Do you pray? Church is a building. Salvation is sought in God’s house and that is the earth.

I don’t care if you are or are not religious or spiritual. You must admit that a miracle happened well over two thousand years ago. How many other births, how many people, have received the acclaim that Jesus did? You don’t have to believe in his ministry, but you have to admit, a great man was born that day. Christmas does not celebrate his birthday but it does celebrate the fact that he was indeed brought to this world to take away our sins.

Listen close to the music we play at this time of year. It is words we should live by all the time. Peace, love, harmony, and the embracing of family and friends. What better gift to give to our lord than the love of others?



  1. Nice post.

    One terrible, bad, rotten, no-good year in which I was in danger of losing myself to despair, I kept a miniature Christmas tree on my car’s dashboard to remind me of my values. That silly, tacky, out-of-place ornament helped me arrest, isolate and finally extinguish thoughts and actions that amounted to spewing the hurt I felt onto others. The Christmas values are everyday values for a peaceful, healthy, joyful world. Let every heart prepare Peace room, and heaven and nature sing…

    Comment by Esmaa Self — January 18, 2009 @ 6:58 am | Reply

  2. I love the idea behind this post, and in my Sundayschool class we are going through Acts 16:16-34 which is completely related. Great job

    Comment by apb148 — January 18, 2009 @ 9:18 am | Reply

  3. Ron,
    You said a mouthful of truth in this post!

    Comment by Deb Hockenberry — January 18, 2009 @ 11:04 am | Reply

  4. Good post!

    Comment by Joyce A. Anthony — January 18, 2009 @ 12:04 pm | Reply

  5. Wonderful post, Ron Twain.

    Comment by Carol — January 18, 2009 @ 2:40 pm | Reply

  6. Very true, Ron.

    Comment by joylene — January 18, 2009 @ 5:24 pm | Reply

  7. Amazing Grace. Wow. Wonderful post, Ron. Made my Sunday evening.

    Comment by Marvin D Wilson — January 18, 2009 @ 8:16 pm | Reply

  8. Ron,

    I came across a video with the most powerful rendition of Amazing Grace I’ve ever heard along with some fascinating musical history about Negro and white spirituals and the “slave scale.”

    I posted the video on my blog at http://lillieammann.com/2008/02/06/amazing-grace/ – I think you’ll enjoy it.

    Comment by Lillie Ammann — January 18, 2009 @ 8:28 pm | Reply

  9. Wonderful post, Ron. It’s like my two Christmas books (A Christmas Dream and A Lumberjack Christmas…Revisited). I enjoy reading them even when it’s hot and the fan is running on the 4th of July. You are right, peace on earth should be EVERY day. I just heard on the news this morning that Israel and the Hamas have reached a cease fire agreement. May those dear people also know peace, not just today, but lastingly.

    Comment by Janet Elaine Smith — January 19, 2009 @ 7:29 am | Reply

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