Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 1: 7b NRSV
How badly we need the true peace of Christ today!
I often think of peace as rest, quiet and calm, with neither tension nor war. Certainly this season needs it's share of peace. But perhaps Jesus gives a different kind of peace. Maybe Jesus' peace is the peace of the heart. The "calm assurance" of Christ's presence in our lives. The deep peace of God's love in our hearts and lives.
When we truly find that peace of Christ, all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season won't seem as important or stressful anymore.
God, open our hearts to your peace. let your peace fill us so that we have no room for disquiet and worry, only your love. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Copyright 2009 Amelia G. Sims