Tuesday, January 16, 2007

A Time of Peace

Hello Friends,

There's not much peace in the world today, is there? I can feel it in my own country, and we see it every day on the news and online. It's very disturbing, and sometimes I think our leaders do not know where they are taking us. Sometimes they seem to have tunnel vision, a lot like my big, dumb dog.

My big dumb dog knows where he wants to end up, but it doesn't occur to him that there might be people in the way. He just charges forward, keeping his head down like a battering ram, figuring everyone will move aside. He looks neither to the right nor the left. He doesn't comprehend the consequences. In fact, consequences don't matter, as long as he arrives.

Of course, war is more serious than that, but in some cases the principle is the same. There simply isn't going to be a peace, and for the life of me, I don't know how a blood bath is going to bring peace about. Peace and blood are mutually exclusive. Blah. Blah. Blah. No one is listening to a sixty year old woman with health problems.

So how do I find peace? I have to look within myself. I have to find that part of me where God dwells, and find my peace in Him. This is not easy for me, but it is a place that I try to go every day. I have to honestly say that in all my sixty years, the only place that I have ever found peace, is at the foot of the Cross, on my knees. I guess blood and peace are not mutually exclusive after all, when One lays down His life to save the world.

Only in Christ can I find peace within my turmoil. Only in Him do I find answers to unanswerable questions.

May He give you peace in your heart today.


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