Peace, peace ...world peace. Many people and groups claim that world peace is what they long for. It was recently announced that President Obama is the recipient of this year's Nobel Peace Prize.
Even beauty queens say they desire world peace. It reminds me of the movie "Miss Congeniality" starring Sandra Bullock. She plays FBI agent Gracie Hart who goes undercover in a beauty pagent. It's quite funny because she's not very feminine but gets quite a makeover. She eventually succumbed to the beauty queen mentality and when asked her question during the pagent, her required response was "world peace".
What do you picture when you think of peace?
(Photo credit: Country Living)I can just picture myself sitting in this chair overlooking the river with a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate. But that time of peace would be temporary. Enjoyable but ...temporary peace.
Maybe you're in the midst of some trying circumstances. After all, this is a very uncertain time economically. Many people are concerned about their jobs and paying their bills. Our military is involved in Afghanistan and the mideast during a great period of turmoil. There are hurricanes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters that occur. And then there are children who rebel. How can anyone have peace?
At first, I thought His Princess: Love Letters From Your King by Sheri Rose Shepherd was a children's book but ...I was so wrong.
I love this book! I want to share an excerpt with you that touched my heart.
"My Princess ...I AM YOUR PEACE
I long to give you rest for your soul and peace in your heart. I know sometimes it looks like life has no peace to offer - just one big problem after another. It's true that the world is filled with hatred, envy and every sort of evil, so please don't be looking for peace in people or attempting to position yourself where there are no problems. The kind of peace the world tries to offer is built on false hope and man-made idols that will eventually crumble. The peace I give you will transcend any trial or tribulation that comes against you because it is supernatural. So position yourself completely in My care, and let go of all those things you cannot control. Then you will find true peace. In the middle of chaos and confusion, I will always be your safe place - a place of peace. I'm asking you, My princess, to share with others the peace I give freely to you.
Your King and your Perfect Peace"
I don't know about you but I loved reading this.
True peace can only be found in Christ! As long as we're on this side of eternity, there will never be true and lasting peace. But in the midst of trouble, worry and turmoil, know where to run ...to Jesus.
How about you? Any thoughts on peace you'd like to share?