Matterofprayer: A Year of Everyday Prayers – Monday, February 22, 2016
PEACE is Resting in God (part 2)
Before I talk about today’s definition of PEACE, I would like to sincerely apologize. I had a malfunction with my digital camera happen on Sunday, at Bethesda Worship Center. I am so sorry that I have no photos of any of the dear people who were so kind to pose with their personal definitions of PEACE. Again, I apologize. Plus, I thank Pastor Chuck for being willing to offer his smart phone as a last-minute replacement! (Sadly, my advanced-beginner expertise with social media is showing … in that I couldn’t get the dratted thing to send photos!)
However, I persevere. And, I had the sheets of paper on which these dear people wrote their definitions! So, for the next few days—and definitions—I will be posting the sheets by themselves.
The next definition comes from a kind woman who was quite definite about her view of PEACE. It did not take her long to come up with the words, at all! Sister Jeanne Christian’s definition of PEACE: resting in God in the midst of the storms of life.
Sister Jeanne clarified her definition (in what I could tell was her precise manner). “Peace is not the absence of conflict. There is always conflict in the world, as well as in ourselves.” She wanted to stress how God carries her through her difficulties and storms.
Isn’t that the truth? Exactly what I am considering for the bible study I will lead tomorrow morning. Despite our suffering and even dismay, God is right there with us. Helping us to ride out the storm. You and I may be buffeted and knocked about. Yes. True. However—God does not forsake us. Amen, and amen!
Thank You, God.
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