Monday, December 21, 2020
Let There Be Peace on Earth
Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me;
Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be.
With God, our creator (father), children all are we.
Let us walk with each other in perfect harmony.
Let peace begin with me; let this be the moment now.
With every step I take, let this be my solemn vow:
to take each moment
and live each moment in peace eternally
Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.
Sy Miller and Jill Jackson
One of the great gifts that Jesus gave to us was the gift of peace. It was not just any ordinary type of peace. It was not the kind of peace that lasts for only a short while. “I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give.” (John14:27 NLT). What a wonderful gift! Although it does not fit neatly in a box, wrapped in paper and ribbons, under the Christmas tree; it does fit quite neatly into everyone’s heart. When you think about it, isn’t that where the dearest gifts fit best?
All the preparations that we do to get ready for Christmas keep us busy. What if we took a little bit of time to give each other a small gift of peace? - even if we give ourselves a little moment of peace. How might that change how you feel about…everything? Would it make it easier to “walk with each other in perfect harmony”? What an opportunity we have, to “take each moment and live each moment in” the peace of Christ, especially during this busy time of year.
PRAYER: Precious Lord, Thank you for your amazing gift of peace. It is a peace that is better than anything we can understand. Help us to share your peace that “is a gift the world cannot give” with ourselves, everyone we know, and everyone we meet. Amen
Christ Servant Minister