Monday, December 27, 2010

Lessons From An 8 Year Old

So there we were enjoying our time together and all of the sudden the door bell rings. My 8 year old son and I were playing a little xbox and one of his friends came to the door. He threw his jacket on, slipped his boots on, looks at me and says; "Peace Dad, I'm Out!" And out the door he went. PEACE! WHAT!

It's Christmas. A holiday season known for "Peace On Earth." But for some reason here are the words I hear around this holiday season; Fear, Worry, Anxiety, Discouragement, Stress, Depression, and Drama. Where is the Peace? Here is one simple thought I want to give you with our short time together.

Peace Is Not The Absence Of Crisis. It Is The Presence Of Christ. We will never find true lasting, deep abiding peace, by trying to create a perfect little world without Crisis. Crisis is apart of life, but Christ gives life. Here is an awesome verse from the bible that I hope encourages you during this Christmas season - John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."

3 comments:

n.lea. said...

this is so perfect! my heart has been overwhelmed with the burdens of the crisis of my life at present and I flounder in the loss of plans fallen through to the wayside as I try to wait on the Lord for HIS plans. Thank you for the reminder that Christ gave me HIS peace to get me through.

Personality said...

Just found this while blog browsing, and this is such an amazing reminder. Great thoughts and well said!

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