Sunday, December 20, 2020

SCRIPTURE: You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is focused on You because He trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3
The angels proclaimed Peace on Earth  when the Baby Jesus was born. Today we wonder as we listen to the evening peace possible?
We all need two kinds of peace in our lives. We need inner peace, but we also need peace with others. God addresses both. He tells us what to do to find that peace.
Inner peace begins with a relationship with God and it continues as we focus on His strength and allow Him to fill us. At any time we can exchange our weakness for His strength in any area of life.
Re-read the verse above and personalize it...God will keep me in perfect peace as my mind focuses of Him and trusts Him.  Remember that our inner peace depends on our trust in God.
If inner peace seems to be hard to find these days and if anxiety spills over in your life, choose to trust God. You can choose to put your hand in His and draw on His patience and wisdom as you take each step. He WILL guide you through your life if you ask Him. Choosing to trust God will take you down the road to inner peace. Choosing not to trust Him will take you down the road to stress and worry. Inner peace is there for the choosing — it’s a simple choice.
Peace with others begins as we understand that God has called us to be peacemakers in our world.
Is there somewhere in your own world where you can be a peacemaker this     Christmas? Don’t miss the blessing God promises in your life as you respond to his call to be a peacemaker in your own circle.
We can help bring peace to our world one heart at a time!
PRAYER: Dear God, Make me an instrument of Your peace this Christmas and all through the New Year. Amen.
St. John's Ivyland
820 Almshouse Road
Ivyland, PA 18974
Rev. Brad Leight, Pastor