Tagged Peace

The Season of Peace For Those With Whom God is Pleased

“And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear.  And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  And this will be a sign for you: you will find a…

Human Wisdom

If I could offer you nothing but human wisdom I would be deceiving you that I was something other than a weak flawed human just like you.  However, if I knew the perfect God-Man who was the door to life evermore and the only healer, restorer and savior; I could tell you all He has done for me and I could go to Him with you.  Together we could go to him with our sorrows, hurts and needs.  I could assure you that He would accept us and respond to our requests for help. I stand here with you.  I…

Fear Not

Psalm 118:6-7 “The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.  What can man do to me?  The Lord is with me; he is my helper.” Psalm 34:4 “I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me.  He freed me from all my fears.” Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear,…

Be of Good Cheer

  In reading the Bonhoeffer biography by Eric Metaxas, I was struck by how Bonhoeffer maintained his joy and basic Christian goodness even in the midst of persecution while in prison.  Like Joseph in the Bible, even the prison authorities were drawn to him, finding him genuinely kind and generous – even those guards who were despised by the other prisoners.  Metaxas says that “He was a genuinely good man, a living rebuke to the forces that oppressed them and over which they (both prisoners and guards) had little power.”  He became a confessor to those in the prison – even the…