Christmas Peace is a jazz song I wrote last year. It was only 2 1/2 months after my mom passed away, and 10 1/2 months since my mother in law passed away. 2012 was a very stressful year for our family. And yet, despite my pain, I wanted peace. I was seeking peace in the storm. Have you ever had a day, week, month, year like that? When all you wanted was peace? It’s funny how it’s when the storm hits that we look for Peace. Not when things are quiet. Honestly, I think that is when I forget how awesome peace is.
I think Peace is more than our feelings. I think peace is more than our circumstances and more than what we are doing. I think Peace is a Person – Jesus Christ. Have you met Him? Not the church thing, I’m talking about Him. He may or may not even be at Church – seriously. Don’t let that stop you. He is waiting for YOU this Christmas. Waiting to take your hand and help you. Waiting to comfort you in your loneliness. Waiting to hold you as you cry in His arms. Can i introduce you? Meet the Prince of Peace, Jesus, today…
God’s Promise to You:
For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. (Isaiah 9:6-7 NKJV)
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
“Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”
So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.” (Luke 2:13-14 NKJV)
These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NKJV)
My Prayer For You:
You are our Peace this year and always. Thank you for reminding us that we can have peace, even in this season, because we have You. You are our Prince of Peace. Today, we lay down our packages, our expectations, our disappointments, and our pain to take Your hand. Lead us Lord, and let us rest in the peace that surpasses all understanding, in Jesus Name.
I had to give a key back today. Due to more complications with my leg, I had to quit my position. It was just a part time thing delivering bread to the grocery stores and retail stores in our area. I kinda messed up my ankle about 3 months ago, took a week off, and went back to work. Went to the Dr. yesterday for xrays. I’ve kinda been limping this last month. And after results she says I get to go see the Physical Therapist now. Yippee, right? Not really. I hate when I have to eat my own words.
What about you? have you ever had an injury that needed PT?
GOD’S PROMISE TO YOU
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10 NIV)
MY PRAYER FOR YOU
Help us with our weaknesses today. We surrender them to you. Help us love the process of living, even with a limp. Help us take off the rose colored glasses and give up the perfectionist attitude. Anoint us anyway, despite our limitations, in Jesus Name.