The late Senator John McCain spent 5 and a half years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam in the 1960s. During that time, he was frequently tortured or held in solitary confinement.
He reported that his lowest point came on Christmas Eve 1969. McCain was giving up hope of ever getting out of Vietnam alive. To compound his homesickness, his captors played the song “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” over the PA system.
Just then, McCain heard tapping on his cell wall. This was the communication code the POWs used to communicate with one another. On the other side of the wall was Ernie Bruce, a Marine who had been imprisoned for four years already.
In spite of his dire situation, Bruce was tapping out, “We’ll all be home for Christmas. God bless America.” These simple words of comfort restored John McCain’s hope. A God Provide
The message of Christmas is always one of Hope of a Babe in Bethlehem.
There’s something about Christmas that elevates us. Christmas is about hope of a better world to come.
Special thanks to King Duncan
I know you can find it if you just look – What do you see as the Hope that Christ brings to you this Christmas?