Thursday, December 10, 2015

Peace Be With You


Peace I leave you, my peace I give you...

I need peace.

We need peace.

Our world needs peace.


This week's prompt for the #BISSisterhood is, you guessed it, peace.

Normally to prepare for these posts, I look up the prompt about before the post date and spend about a week praying about what to write. There have been prompts where I've know immediately what I will share, and others where I've worried nothing will come in time. But it always does.

Yet on this topic of peace, I remain speechless.

It's not that I have no thoughts about the subject. I've written, reflected, and given talks about it numerous times. I have notes on inspiring workers for peace, marked scriptures illuminating the peace of God, and reflective songs that continue the conversation of creating peace.

But today, as I reflect on our world - a world thirsting so desperately for peace - all I can do is sit and be still.

I cannot formulate the words to adequately express that desire for peace - that deep longing.

So rather than write to you about peace, in this moment I pray - and if you feel called, I invite you, too, to share in a prayer for peace.

Peace in our world.
Peace in our hearts.

Peace,
Sarah

*** Linking up with Blessed Is She and #BISsisterhood

8 comments:

  1. Yes the stillness...what helps me enter into that is talking a deep breath in praying "Be still and know" and then breath out slowly "That I am God." ...It has been helpful for me to quiet as I come to prayer.

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    1. That's a beautiful meditation, Patty! Thanks for sharing! The Fray has a beautiful song called Be Still that is also really good at calming down nerves. I think you'd like it :)
      Peace, Sarah

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  2. Amen! Sometimes words aren't enough. I love that God can read the thoughts of our hearts before we can.

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    1. I love that to, Mattanah. Thanks so much for reading.
      Peace, Sarah

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    1. <3 Thanks for reading, Mandy!
      Peace, Sarah

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  4. Totally with you on this. These days it can be so hard to make heads and tails of things. All we can do is look to the Prince of Peace.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your wisdom and for reading, Linda.
      Peace, Sarah

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