America is in one of her darkest hours as a nation. We have a President who mocks God and hates everything that made our country great. With greater fervor, atheists are once again coming out of the woodwork to attack public displays of nativity scenes. Islam is knocking at our door and Muslims are infiltrating the highest ranks of our government. Europe is teetering on the brink of economic collapse.

Is there hope for America and Western Civilization? Before I answer this question,  take a moment to read and ponder the words of a very special Christmas carol written by Henry Wadsworth Longsfellow during the War Between The States.

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

I thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along the unbroken song
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.’

Till ringing, singing on its way
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

A good student of history will recognize that it was during the darkest hours that God’s power was revealed.  In the year 732, it appeared that Islam was going to completely overrun Europe and end Western Civilization for good. But God providentially intervened. He used Charles “The Hammer” Martel to swiftly and decisively stop the Muslim advance into Northern Europe at the Battle of Tours. None of us would be here if Charles Martel had failed.

When Jesus came into this world 2,011 years ago, he did not come to fail. He also came at the world’s darkest hour to become our King and give us life eternal.

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. (Isaiah 9:6-7)

Rome ruled the world with a heavy hand and freedom was nowhere to be found. Over the past 2,011 years, Christianity has slowly advanced and grown, bringing freedom, peace, tolerance, and prosperity to the world. No other religion has ever accomplished this. There are more battles to come—some within and some without. But rest assured that “the wrong shall fail, and the right prevail.” We will overcome socialism, atheism, Islam, and every other enemy that stands in the way of liberty and righteousness. As Winston Churchill states, we must “Never, Never, Never, Never Give Up!”

This Christmas, read God’s promise for yourself and your family in the prophecy of Isaiah 11:7-10…

And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like an ox. And the suckling child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’s den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.