Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.
Proverbs 10:12 KJV
The sounds of Christmas in 1914 the war were the rat-tat-tat of tommy guns, BOOM-BOOM-BOOM of the cannon balls, and the yyyyyrrrroun of airplanes. Then for 24 hours, there was an eerie silence broken by making brothers of the enemy in the no-man’s -land, the area between the trenches, with a former barber giving hair cuts for a few cigarettes . It started when the Germans began to sing Christmas carols, then the British soldiers joined in.
This came five months after the outbreak of the war in Europe. It was never attempted again, due to fear of punishment for treason, which is fraternization of the enemy.
The commanders were wary, as they should be, but the love of the day prevailed.
The following day was war again. It must have been difficult to start firing on their new friends.
Author: Paula Price
Father, please bless all the soldiers that remember you on this special day, and help them to remind others of the importance of Christ’s birth. Thank you.