For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on his shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 CSB
What is peace?
Merriam-Webster’s collegiate dictionary defines it this way:
1. a state of tranquillity or quiet; freedom from civil disturbance
2. freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions
3. harmony in personal relations
So, then, can’t we say that peace is the absence of conflict?
Is there conflict in your life, your circumstances or your heart that you could release to the Prince of Peace this Christmas? Can you yield your thoughts, emotions and personal relationships to the will of Jesus this season – or longer?
￼I think for me (and maybe you, too?) it’s a matter of willingness.
Like a shepherd, he will care for his flock, gathering the lambs in his arms, hugging them as he carries the leading the nursing ewes to good pasture. Isaiah 40:11 MSG
Are you willing to let Jesus care for you? Are you willing to let Him gather you in His arms, hug and comfort you? Are you willing to be carried, and led?
If so, the good pastures where He leads will be peaceful.
Grace be with you,
Merry Christmas Ellen! May you have a wonderful, peace-filled holiday my friend:)
You too, sweet friend!