Advent – Peace

smokey

Smokey our puppy has found a new love…paper products. Anything he can rip apart and tug on, he does. His favorite seems to be the toilet paper roll. I walked out of the kitchen the other morning to see a long trail of white streaming out of the bathroom. At the end of the trail, there was a blizzard-like mess. White crumpled paper was everywhere.

Some days this is amusing, and other days the amusement just feels like chaos. My heart longs for a little stillness, for a little peace. My guess is this time of year, I am not alone. You may be longing for a little peace as well?

“…and he will be called wonderful counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of peace, of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end…” Is.9:6

Peace came to us that day in a manger. His life, his sacrifice is the peace we so desperately need and want. Yet how do we receive this peace He has for us?

And I read again in Isaiah…”You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.” Is. 26:3

Last week  – Hope and trust.

This week – Peace and trust.

Like hope, peace seems to come to us in the trusting.

Trusting,

God will provide. He will care for. He will heal. He will give the grace needed for a situation. And He will make all things right, if not in this life most definitely in the one to come.

It is in the trusting…

we find peace.

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