Monday, December 10, 2007

Peace.

The theme of our advent meditation at church yesterday was peace.

I often associate peace with quiet.

The opposite of loud and demanding.

Contrary to chaos.

I told a girlfriend awhile back that in this whole experience with Tejan, the most amazing thing is that while I am surrounded by noise and busy-ness and appointments and SO many demands, I have peace. It's as though there is a cloud of calmness over my household - in the midst of all the craziness.

If you've met Tejan, you know that he is in many ways larger than life. He is charming. Loud. Funny. Full of nervous energy. Moving. Asking. Talking. Singing. Commanding attention.

And if you know me at all, you know that I generally prefer more quiet personalities.

So the fact that I can experience any peace at all in this time is a gift from my Jehovah-Jirah, my God who provides.

The Prince of Peace.

How are you experiencing his peace this season?

"For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
Isaiah 9:6


3 comments:

  1. ....you prefer quiet personalities? Uh-oh.

    Hi friend!

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  2. music brings me instantly to peace.
    prayer brings me to peace.
    Soft hugs first thing in the morning bring me peace.

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  3. Anonymous8:30 PM

    I am finding peace in the midst of the storm - literally!
    With our 108 mile an hour winds last week and all the devastation around us, God's power is very real to us right now. But the peace is there that he is in control at all times and now that things have settled down the spirit of Christmas is starting to return and I am now getting excited about it's coming. Mom

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