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Christmas Peace

Christmas Peace by Diana Rasmussen

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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)

 

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John 16 33 buildings 1280×800 (Photo credit: Peej’s Photos)

 

My Prayer For You:

Dear Lord,

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.

 

 

 

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Peace Quilted

Peace – we all want it.  But what is it?

Full Definition of PEACE

1:  a state of tranquillity or quiet: as

:  freedom from civil disturbance
:  a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom <a breach of the peace>

2:  freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions

3:  harmony in personal relations

4   a :  a state or period of mutual concord between governments

:  a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity

5—used interjectionally to ask for silence or calm or as a greeting or farewell

— at peace

:  in a state of concord or tranquillity

(“Peace.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 5 Dec. 2013.)

Yeah, that is one way to look at it.  But I believe there is more.  Peace is more than a state of harmony, more than a freedom from war.

I believe Peace is a Person – Jesus Christ.  

There can be NO PEACE without Him.

Peace quilt at WBUUC
Peace quilt at WBUUC (Photo credit: Pictures by Ann)

Peace Quilted

Copyright 2013 Diana Rasmussen
Unfold Your grace
Like my favorite quilt
Wrap me in mercy
As my life is rebuilt
*
Stitch me together
With love as the thread
Squares of life’s journey
Joined end to end
*
Bring warmth to my family
An heirloom passed down
Generation to generation
Peace quilted with down

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Rescued and Changed

Daily Prompt: Four Stars

Write a review of your life — or the life of someone close to you — as if it were a movie or a book.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us LIFE

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She used to be a victim – of rape and domestic violence.
She used to sit in a corner of the bathroom – and rock uncontrollably for hours.
She used to go on trips to the psych ward for suicide attempts after ‘playing’ with razors and drugs.
She used to hide from her abuser behind a locked bathroom door in an old run, down mobile home.
She used to be addicted to painkillers and script drugs.
She used to be depressed and not get out of bed for 6 months.
She used to hook up with men who would abuse her – mentally, physically, sexually and emotionally.
Then – She met Jesus, He came into her darkness and carried her out –

and things changed.

JESUS THE ANOINTED ONE

© 2013 Diana Rasmussen

V1
Father to the fatherless, Protector of the weak.
Husband to the forsaken, Defender of the meek.

Provision for the widow, Freedom for the slave.
Justice for the oppressed, Deliverance for distressed.
CHORUS 1
Jesus, the Anointed One,
He’s Jesus, the Anointed One.

V2
He’s Shepherd to the lost one, Healing to the sick.
He’s grace, mercy, and righteousness, All justice and goodness.

He’s comfort for the broken heart, Counselor for the accused.
Prince of Peace in everything, the King above Kings.

Chorus 1
He’s Jesus, the Anointed One.
God’s in our midst

Chorus 2
Jesus the Annointed One,
Refuge and Fortress,
Jesus the Anointed One
Our peace and rest.

Instrumental

Jesus the Anointed One, God’s in our midst
Jesus the Anointed one, God’s in our midst