Monday, January 2, 2012

Peace - My Word for 2012

Where can I turn for peace?
Where is my solace when other sources cease 
to make me whole?
When with a wounded heart, anger or malice,
I draw myself apart searching my soul?

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace.  In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. ~ John 16:33

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you... ~ John 14:27

The world defines peace as "the absence of conflict or disturbance, but the Prince of Peace does not offer a life without conflict.  Rather He is offering us a way to overcome conflict, unrest, contention, tribulation, anger, malice, and hurt.  He offers us "a more perfect way" to peace.  Peace for our own lives as well as those around us.

Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.  But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;... ~ Matthew 5:43-44

This year I want to have a greater measure of peace in my heart, in my home, in my life.  Where do I turn for peace?  He, He only One.  

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