A QUIET CHRISTMAS

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All I really want for this Christmas is peace………when I view the tree in the early morn my eyes see the peace and my ears hear nothing but complete quiet.  I tend to stand and linger a little longer in the quiet of the early morning wanting it to never end.  There is a special feeling in the morning darkness before life greets the front door, knocks on it and runs! We all have been surrounded by the hustle and bustle of Christmas shoppers, the traffic and the crazy long waiting lines to buy that perfect gift.  And all that hustle can make you feel very stressed and irritable.  Most of us can’t wait to get home to the quiet once again, to the safety of home and loved ones around.

But what most of us long for, really strive for, is inner peace.  Experiencing an inner peace is sometimes hard to explain, but it is attainable only with GOD.  JESUS said in John 16: 33 “These things I have spoken to you, that in ME you may have peace.”  Yes folks, only in HIM is there peace.  And HIS peace is not of this world.  We can’t make peace for ourselves, or buy it or even try to live it. Only when we know, love and trust JESUS do we find an inner peace that only HE can give us.  Only when we put our soul in HIS capable Hands can we feel contentment.  JESUS goes on to say in John 16:33 “In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

And isn’t that a daily want, a daily need of ours?  Peace?  How often have you said: “all I want is some peace and quiet”?  If you get up early you might find that peace for a few precious moments……..or stay up late burning the candle…….but true peace within is only found with……..GOD……..Immanuel.

I think the best compliment someone can give you is that your person comes across as peaceful and steady and unstressed.  You see GOD is with us, Immanuel……..HE always has been there, always will be.  Shouldn’t that fact alone give us peace?  GOD is by your side in good times and in bad, in the now and in the tomorr0w……forever and for all eternity!

“BUT YOU, O SOVEREIGN LORD, DEAL WELL WITH ME FOR YOUR NAME’S SAKE; OUT OF THE GOODNESS OF YOUR LOVE DELIVER ME, FOR I AM POOR AND NEEDY……..”  PSALM 109: 21

We all are poor and needy and GOD knows what we need every single day………  HE knows our needs, our desires and our heart. HE knows when our spirit is poor and needs HIM.  HE is our Messiah, HE is our Savior, HE is our Shepherd, HE is our Love, HE is our complete and precious and wonderful, indescribable……. PEACE!

HAVE A BLESSED CHRISTMAS READERS, WITH ALL GOOD THINGS, AND MUCH PEACE  BE WITH YOU AND THOSE YOU LOVE!

JOHN 14: 27 “PEACE I LEAVE WITH YOU, MY PEACE I GIVE YOU.  I DO NOT GIVE TO YOU AS THE WORLD GIVES.  DO NOT LET YOUR HEARTS BE TROUBLED AND DO NOT BE AFRAID.”

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