Thanks to all who visited with us this year, a breminder that Peale History Center and Library will be closed for the next two weeks. We wish you all a blessed and Merry Christmas. Read below Dr. Peale's Christmas message from 1964.
"Sometimes you hear people glumly saying, 'Look what the world has come to!' But Christmas lifts us into another view of things. It says to us, 'Look what's come into the world!' What a vast difference between these two outlooks! More properly I presume, we should say, 'Look Who has come into the world!'
The scriptures say it, "For unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.'
A new day dawned in human affairs when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judeah. It meant that ever thereafter there should be a light. It meant that ever thereafter there should be ideals. It meant that ever thereafter there should be for all people unquenchable hope. It meant that ever thereafter the would be a Savior who would save people individually and humankind as a whole from darkness and despair and tragedy and dissolution.
On that night in Bethlehem every thing became potentially different. So let's not look at what the world's come to, but look what's come to the world. Let's open our minds and hearts to the glad refrain, 'Joy to the world, the Lord is come.'"
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