Twas the night before Christmas and throughout the land,
People were kneeling and all holding hands…
Their world had been shattered with violence and hate,
They gathered each praying that it wasn’t too late.
In Churches and Mosques and prayer line and on the phones,
Synagogues and Temples and small private homes…
The idea started with one little girl, who wished for one prayer, from all of the world.
Every one of God’s Children from each different nation, United for one hour of prayer and dedication.
The girl told her best friend, who then told her teacher, who the following Sunday shared the idea with her preacher.
From there it just snowballed with flyers and speeches, commercials on TV, and everywhere radio reaches!
Someone sent an email that burned up the wire; it raced around the internet like an uncontrollable fire. From computers to cell phones, faxes through cyberspace, the World Wide Web was overwhelmed as it continued to race!
The Date was decided for most seemed to believe that this magical hour, should take place Christmas Eve. For surely if the planet could somehow unite in prayer, God would hear us on this most special of nights…
They gathered in stadiums, town cafeteria and halls, school gyms and chat rooms, each filled wall to wall. All of Europe’s great cathedrals were filled to overflowing, never before in all history there had been such a showing. Spain, Portugal, Singapore, Greece, Kenya, and Paraguay, Rome, Chile, Columbia, the good olds USA!
Exactly at 10pm the service would start. The little girl with a dream would say a prayer from her heart, in a tiny little church hall, where the girl usually prayed. Microphones and speakers were wired, her words would be relayed, to the very ends of this planet and then back again. The whole world could join her praying for Peace to all mean!
The small girl stepped slowly in front of the crowd and all the satellites and cameras made the static so loud. Then a great hush fell over all those gathered there; the world held it’s breath as she started her prayer…
DEAR GOD, UP IN HEAVEN~PLEASE HEAR US TONIGHT. LET YOUR ANGELS FLY DOWN AND SHOW US YOUR LIGHT! PLEASE STOP ALL THE HATRED, HELP US MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE AS TONIGHT WE ALL PRAY WITH ONE SINGLE VOICE…SHOW US THE WAY GOD, TO LIVE IN PEACE AND TO SHARE ALL WE HAVE WITH OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS, EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE…AND GOD, ONE MORE THING, IF YOU HAVE TIME AND COULD YOU SEND US SOME SORT OF SIGN? IT WOULD DO PEOPLE GOOD IF THEY HAVE DOUBTS, THEY CAN BELIEVE. THIS WOULD BE A GOOD LESSON FOR THIS CHRISTMAS EVE!! SO PLEASE TELL THE ANGELS TO BRING PEACE DOWN TO MEN LIKE THEY DID THAT FIRST CHRISTMAS SO LONG AGO……AMEN!!!
When the girl had finished there was not a sound…all over the world only silence was found. Then suddenly a voice in the back cried out, “Look-up, there near the ceiling.” And that was all it took…Every eye in the world…For the cameras still rolled and glanced quickly upwards as they’d been told…High over head everyone could see Innumerable flickering balls of light.
The entire world stood spellbound at this miraculous sight! Then as people watched in awe, each glowing orb changed to a dove…The universally accepted symbol of God’s undying love! A gasp spread quickly through the all, the electronic feedback was the same…reports of the doves from around the world, as each country checked in by name…The beautiful birds were everywhere, radiating warmth and peace! This was the sign the girl asked for, so that doubt would finally cease!
She clapped her hands quite merrily for she was unable to keep still, delighted with this wonderful show of God’s great and loving will! Wonderful exclamations, songs of praise, such a loud and joy-filled noise cause the rooftops all to raise!
That night knew no division; there was no rank or class, just the whole wide world as one, in PEACE~at last!
This may be another pretty story to you, but it is a true reminder that God is God and if you believe, Christmas is still CHRISTmas!!!
May God give you Peace and a sign as he Blesses you this CHRISTmas~May God fill you with Joy, Hope and Dreams in the year to come!!!