Showing posts from November, 2011


For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;  And the government will rest on His shoulders;  And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.  There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace…  (Isaiah 9:6-7a NASB) And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,  "Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased."  (Luke 2:13-14 NASB) As I reflect on the state of our world, the goings on in my community (like Black Friday madness!), and even in my own home and relationships, peace seems often elusive, and, at times, downright impossible. Yet, we seek peace, we hold out for the prospect of it, for the hope of it. If we have not peace in our own hearts, our own relationships, and in our communities,  on what basis can we hope for peace in our world? One of the things I have been learning this year is the rele