All is calm-even when there’s not much evidence of it. All is calm because God is. We forget that God is Good, ever-present, all power. We forget we are the creations of Good, that our well-being is in God’s hands, beyond mortal appearances to the contrary. Even in the midst of trouble and world-wide tribulations, there is a higher truth of who we all are as the spiritual sons and daughters of God who is Love.
There is a wonderful creative and beautifully poignant musical stage production entitled, All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914, which I had the pleasure of running into last Christmas season while channel surfing. I think it was on PBS. Anyway, it is worth your hunting for it. It tells the true story of World War One when one starry silent Christmas night soldiers on both sides came together in camaraderie to sing Christmas carols–something we’d love to see happen world-wide today.
Beautifully sung acapella, an exquisite minimalist stage production, written by Peter Rothstein, first produced in Minnesota’s Theater Latte Da, All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 captures true Christmas. Find it! We love the many wonderful Christmas films: Star in the Night, Christmas in Connecticut, Miracle on 34th St., It’s a Wonderful Life, The Bishop’s Wife, Joyeux Noel, A Christmas Story, Charlie Brown’s Christmas, etc. but this filmed stage performance, All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 stands alone for its poignant beauty. As I said, find it. You will be so glad you did.
Artwork: Our Waterfall at Christmas, approx. 20″ x 15″, oil, sold. Our backyard in Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA, included a magnificent waterfall, especially lovely in snow.