Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Peace

Starry night sky
Silent Night, Holy Night....

I felt this heavenly peace today as I watched the snow fall outside my window while listening to the hiss of the woodstove. Add a cup of tea and it’s so COZY.

And, to make it even sappier, I’ve been reading Jan Karon’s Mitford series. The gentle stories, funny characters, and eccentric antics of Mitford make me smile and keep me turning the pages. I’m really enjoying Father Tim, Cynthia, Uncle Billy, Miss Rose, Dooley, and of course Barnabas the crazy dog that’s as big as a Buick. Jan’s way with characterization makes me wish I wrote fiction.

Some refer to it as nesting. I guess I’m thinking of home, family, and funny memories this week as I finish my preparations. Just one more week till Christmas...

Life isn't always peaceful. Yet, Christmas reminds us of the Prince of Peace who came to reconcile us to God. When we have Him, peace reigns even in the midst of our chaos. He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He brings light to a dark world and the hope of eternity.

Jesus came, born as a baby but didn't stay that way. In our mind we can keep in the manger, but He came to die. He came to show us who God is and how much He loves us. He showed forgiveness and grace to all He met. And, then went to the cross because we need a Savior, a perfect lamb, sacrificed once for all to cover sin with His blood.

God loved us so much, He sent His Son, and anyone who believes who He is will have eternal life. (John 3:16)

Do you know Him? Have you made room for Him? I would love to tell you more...


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  1. Thank you for bringing my mind and heart back to what really matters!

  2. I need the reminders too, Sherry. After Christmas is over, His peace is what remains and sustains me :)

  3. I always love reading your posts, Jeanne. And the peaceful scene at The Water's Edge...thank you, once again. Have a Merry Christmas! Carole

  4. Wishing you His peace, Carole, during this season and always.


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