It is the season of Peace on Earth.
One winter when my husband and I lived in Denver, Colorado, a large blizzard swept through. We snuggled under blankets at the fireplace and watched howling wind drive thick snow for days. When it finally passed, the city was completely shut down.
I remember walking outside. Snowdrifts stood taller than my head. And even though we lived in the most densely populated ares of a city with nearly three million people, there was not a single sound. It felt as quiet as a snowy mountain-top in the wild.
The loud city had literally been hushed.
It had never sounded so peaceful to me.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
When I think of peace, I think of quiet. Stillness.
The absence of chaos. An inner contentment.
But God’s Word says peace is also a guard. Read this and see what you think:
“The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:5-6 (NIV)