Today is the Advent Sunday of Peace. It is a time for seeking God’s peace in the midst of a busy and chaotic world. For me, this has been an extremely busy weekend. I have rushed from one activity to another with barely the time to breath or eat or rest in between them.
Life is sometimes like that. Especially during this season. But we are called to remember that Jesus is the prince of Peace. That following him means that we are meant to be a people of peace. That his peace should surround us and flow through us to others.
So this evening, I’m sitting in my livingroom. The dog is sleeping on the couch, the cat is curled up on her chair. My folks’ dog (parents are visiting right now) is sleeping in another room. And my parents have taken my brother to the subway so that he can make his way home.
There hasn’t been much peace for me in the last few days, but right now, in this moment – I am at peace. I am taking a deep breathe and reflecting on today’s Scripture:
For a child is born to us,
a son is given to us.
The government will rest on his shoulders.
And he will be called:
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
May you, too, find time for peace today and in the days to come.