This week we hear about kid's take on peace. WHAT IS PEACE?
...being happy with it
...when you feel relaxed and everything is good
...peace and quiet
...is worry free
...when you are satisfied with your doings
...a time of rest
...knowing that you have nothing to fear
...when it's calm and quiet and everyone is nice to each other
...like picking flowers and fruit
It isn't the absence of the storm that gives us peace, but the cleft in which we nestle ourselves. The old hymn Rock of Ages is still one of my favorite songs. Rock of Ages, cleft for me
Let me hide myself in thee...
"Here my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower..." Psalm 61:1-3
"You will keep in perfect peace, him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal. " Isaiah 26:3-4
Safety is not found in the absence of danger, but in the presence of the Lord. Amen to that!