I was reminded of this poem turned hymn from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow while I was reading more stories from the shooting in Connecticut. I don't understand; I don't try to. But like Russell Moore, I am reminded that Christmas was an act of war agains the evil one, and we know who wins. Praise God.
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.
And in despair I bowed my head
“There is no peace on earth,” I said,
“For hate is strong and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.”
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
With peace on earth, good will to men.”