Tuesday, December 14, 2010

25 Days of Praise: Day 14


Today I am thankful for:

Peace.
No, not World Peace.
I'm not competing for the Miss America title.
This is a deeper peace. The kind that
quiets my soul and carries me through life's trials.
This Peace came at Christmas.

Isaiah 4:6
"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given
...and he will be called Wonderful Counselor,
Mighty God, Everlasting Father,
Prince of Peace."

This peace is not the usual run-of-the-mill kind.
It's different, powerful even divine in nature.

John 14:27a
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives."

This peace passes all comprehension;
calms my heart when logic says I should be
stressed and despairing.

Philippians 4:7
"And the peace of God,
which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

This is a peace I am called to pursue and live.

Psalm 36:14
"...seek peace and pursue it."

And I am thankful for it.


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